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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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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Great Grey Shrike at Gyfylchi

Great Grey Shrike (c) Nick Murfin
Nick Murfin, Senior Ranger at Afan Valley Park, took this photo of a Great Grey Shrike which was showing just beyond the Mountain Centre and Bryn Bettws log cabins in young conifer plantation around SS814957. This photo was taken on the 13th January 2012 and is the in same area where Chris brewer found one last year 19th March. The distance between the Gyfylchi and Mynydd Margam is about 8km which isn't that far for a Shrike but these 2 areas did hold at least 2 birds around March last year. Elaine Jones has seen a Great Grey Shrike with some frequency near the Afan Argoed visitor centre this winter which is likely to be the same bird as photographed here.

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