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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Wednesday, 29 August 2012
No sign of either Lesser Scaup or Garganey 29/8/12 (AGS)
Possibly the Lesser Scaup moved on to Chew Valley Lake, with an eclipse drake reported from there yesterday?
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Teal sized, strong head pattern, darker "cap" and back of neck, neat scalloped pattern on back, greyish speculum, pale wing coverts, strong mottling on flanks and breast sides, black legs, all-dark bill, which was relatively broad towards the tip.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
This morning from first light. 1 Black Tern, c20 Little Tern, c30 Sandwich Tern and a handful of Common Terns in very blustery conditions. Hopefully more later....
Thursday, 9 August 2012
|2nd summer Pomarine Skua|
2 Pomarine Skua (2nd summer I think?)
1 Great Skua
6 Storm Petrel
20,000+ Manx Shearwater (on view from one scanning point)
Friday, 3 August 2012
|adult dark phase Arctic Skua|
|adult (below) with juvenile Arctic Skua|
32 Common Scoter (west), c100 Gannet, 4000+ Manx Shearwater, 2(dp) Arctic Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern and 2 Guillemot (on sea with heavy wing-moult)
05:45 - 06:00 = 558
06:45 - 07:00 = 706
07:45 - 08:00 = 337
Peak passage occurred between 06:00 and 07:30. During this period I would approximate total numbers passing, heading east, to be 3500+ but after 07:30 a definite movement of birds passing west occurred, albeit in smaller numbers. It would be fairly safe to claim in excess of 4000 Manx Shearwater past Port Eynon this morning.