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, 27 March 2012


A Stone-curlew was seen in with the Golden Plover flock at Sker Point. It is still present but very mobile and has landed in the fields between Sker House & the new farm house. [per DCB]
Last seen in flight heading towards Porthcawl at 09.55.
Records of Stone-curlew in Glamorgan
Swansea area 1885
Kenfig Pool 15th Aug. 1939
St. Athan area 27th April 1941
Cadoxton Ponds 16th April 1983
Sker Point 18th Apr. 1988
Wentloog Level 20th to 22nd Aug. 1990 (ringed on Salisbury Plain)
Lavernock Point 2nd June 1991
Sker Point 27th Mar. 2012
[This species is a Welsh rarity]

1 comment:

Mark Hipkin said...

Very nice find Dean