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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, 9 August 2012

Waters south of Gower

Great Skua
 A boat trip into the waters between Gower and Lundy was very rewarding today.
2nd summer Pomarine Skua


2 Pomarine Skua (2nd summer I think?)
1 Great Skua
6 Storm Petrel
6 Puffin
20,000+ Manx Shearwater (on view from one scanning point)


Barry Stewart said...

Long-tailed next! Nice shots.

Mark Hipkin said...

Thanks Barry. A Long-tailed would be very nice. I hope that I'll be ready when one passes.

Jeff said...

Nice shots Mark,sea looks as flat as a mill pond.
Looking forward to a really good "blow" and a visit to Strumble.

Mark Hipkin said...

Thanks Jeff.
Strumble, now you're talking! I'll see you down there. If it's anything like last year it will be best when I'm on Skokholm which is the 15th Sept for a week this year. You might want to pencil that period in!

David Gilmore said...

Agree with Jeff - very nice shots Mark.