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.
All visitors are welcome. You must first register by sending an email to GlamRC@gmail.com before you can contribute. An invite will be sent to your email address. Blog content will be strictly moderated. Access to pages and downloads are available to everyone. All photographs on this blog remain the property of the originator. If you would like to use photos, please arrange permission beforehand.
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.
Monday, 28 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Friday, 18 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Common [Mealy] Redpoll - photos preferred but not required BUT a good quality description needed.
tristis – due to confusion over the UK situation (classic dull brown ones only) & Dutch position (any that give the call). WRP has decided to ask for descriptions of any “Siberian Chiffchaff” which gives the “bullfinch-type” sibe call. PHOTOS & DESCRIPTION OR SOUND recordings & description.
WRP will process these into one of two groups:
a) classic tristis – dull brown, with the sibe call
b) grey-type – pale, washed out grey jobs which call like the above.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
I spoke with a couple of residents today who informed me the field was used for growing Maize last year and also contained a lot of Daffodils. They seemed surprised at the attention the Geese were getting and wanted to know how long they would be present? They seem settled at the moment and seeing them like this makes me wonder how many slip through the net?
Birds still present 22/02/2011
Monday, 14 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Report of a Great White Egret reported from a Staffs birder on fields left of Wentloog Road, Rumney. Possibly past Gypsy camp near county border?
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
12-Feb-11 22 M. Hipkin