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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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Sanderling at Rhaslas

Photo from Mike Hogan of a Sanderling at Rhaslas Pool, the first for the site and the most northerly record for this species in Eastern Glamorgan. Rhaslas has been well watched this spring and has turned up some excellent records of wader passage migration. Rhaslas is under threat from being completely destroyed by open-cast mining, so the more records we have, the better our case for keeping this excellent upland pool from being covered by the waste materials from the mining operations. Well done to Mike, Geri & Alan for their sightings.


Valley Naturalist said...

Visited this fine site for the first time last week to see the black- necked grebes. To lose this pond to development would be an outrage!

Dan said...

I had no idea that this site was under threat. It used to be counted for WeBS but has not been counted for many years. If anybody's interested in taking on Rhaslas so that we can get as much data about the site as possible please get in touch with me: Daniel Jenkins-Jones at