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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, 19 January 2012

Iceland gull

                                     In field behind Pen-y-bryn chapel today, found by Colin Gittins.
                                     Grid ref SS835 845.

1 comment:

Martyn Hnatiuk said...

Still present today, bird appears to be 2wp not 3wp as i initially diagnosed. Bill was clear of any soil staining today and was flesh pink with a dark tip and no hint of yellow as seen in the field yesterday. Iris is very pale yellow/lemon. Rump is entirely white with no streaking otherwise all features indicate 2wp. Farmer states that the bird has been present since 15th Jan.