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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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Interesting Gull

This possible 3rd-winter Caspian Gull was on the roof of the Peacocks warehouse at Dowlais on February 17th, seen by Neil Donaghy, Mike Cram and I. The eye was dark and the mantle was judged to be just a tad darker than normal Herring Gull, but not as dark as Yellow-legged Gull (one present for direct comparison). Expert opinion so far can be summarised as 'could be one, can't be sure from the photos', so it looks like it will remain a 'not proven'.
Worth keeping an eye out for if you're in the area.

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