GRC Blog

Welcome to the GRC Recorders pages. This blog provides details on all the relevant news of Glamorgan’s scarcer birds, plus all BBRC & WRP decisions that affect us locally. It will also be used to document the status and occurrence of these scarcer species and we welcome contributions from anyone with photographs, artwork or documentation of rarities past, present and future. The GRC also welcomes all seawatching news from around Glamorgan and news of passage migrants in spring & autumn, uncommon birds in our area and unusual behaviour.

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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Late Northern Wheatears

According to the database this Northern Wheatear found at Brunel Dock , Briton Ferry at first light today was the latest one recorded in Glamorgan since 1989 when 1 was at Kenfig NNR on the 23rd November. The latest one on record comes from 1970, when on 12th December P.W.Richards found 1 around Sker Point area. There may well be other late records not yet processed but this year has seen a scattering of late Northern Wheatears around the county during the last week so further late records may well follow and of course there is always the hope of something better than Northern!

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