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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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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wryneck in Central Cardiff

A rather distant camera phone record shot from David & Mary Webb of the Wryneck in Cathays Park earlier this month.


Phil Bristow said...

I wouldn't disbelieve the report for one minute, though it takes little bit of a leap of faith to identify the bird in the photo as Wryneck. Just a few notes and we're in business, so worth chasing up in my view.

Mark Hipkin said...

Hi Phil,
The original photo is quite large and so may not expand too well on many screens, so I thought I'd crop the original a bit and expand it as much as I dare. It's still a bit small in the photo, but it's got to be one. Hasn't it?
Not that I'm against the concept of submitting notes, you understand.

David Gilmore said...

The record did come with a few notes on appearance & behaviour - as well as the micro image from the phone cam.

Phil Bristow said...

The enlarged cropped image is enough, I can see it is a Wryneck now, job done.