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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The Glamorgan Rarities Committee, in conjunction with the Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Wildlife , have agreed to co-operate with the Welsh Ornithological Society in the sharing of bird records & photographs in the interest of keeping accurate records and to promote birdwatching in North, Mid & South Wales.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Iceland Gull at Portobello Island 13.12.11

 Having dipped on this bird yesterday afternoon it was great to catch up with it today. It was showing from the bridge at Portobello Island around 14:15 to 14:35 bathing with Herring Gulls before flying off down river. Conditions were extremely blustery and light was poor but a few video frames show a bit of the bird.
 A very nice find by Dean and a good call also. This bird seems to be at the larger end of the Iceland size range and I for one would have had a bit of difficulty putting it to species confidently.
Hopefully it will stick around for a while and better conditions where the images of this bird will do it justice!


Mark Hipkin said...

Out of interest I thought I'd work out my glam list for 2011 and I make it 189 with the Iceland. My NPT is 156

David Gilmore said...

Nice work & good record shots Mark. You also saved DCB a sheet of A4 too!