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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The Glamorgan Rarities Committee, in conjunction with the Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Wildlife , have agreed to co-operate with the Welsh Ornithological Society in the sharing of bird records & photographs in the interest of keeping accurate records and to promote birdwatching in North, Mid & South Wales.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
|Whooper Swan (c) R.H.A. Taylor|
Broad Pool 28th October 2012
|(c) R.H.A. Taylor|
Penclacwydd (VC44) 28th October 2012
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Kenfig Pool - 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 female Long-tailed Duck and also 1 Great Northern Diver. The diver only stayed briefly, but the others were still present till midday, at least. (DGC) & later (GP)
Werfa - 1 female Snow Bunting this afternoon at SS914942 (DCo)
Mynydd Bach - 2 male Ring Ouzel (CR)
Mumbles Hill - 2 Ring Ouzel this morning. 1st W male + 1st W female (MHi, RJ)
Bracelet Bay - 14 Common Scoter(w) and 1 Red-throated Diver(e)
Swansea Bay - 11 Wigeon, 6 Teal and 31 Great Crested Grebe
Late news from yesterday
Lavernock Point - 1 Firecrest (AB)
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Thursday, 25 October 2012
1f Long-tailed Duck still with Common Scoter in Rhossili Bay. Similarly to Sunday, she seems to prefer being with the Scoter that are closest to the car park, but can also be found alone in the same general area. There were well in excess of 3000 Common Scoter between The Worm and Burry Holms. A search for a scarcer Scoter among the Scoter flocks was unsuccessful, but hopefully the Scoter numbers will remain high around Rhossili Bay this winter and surely with it a chance of a Surf or two. Elsewhere, the eclipse Eider was still around the causeway and 2 Merlins past, offshore while heading east, which brought an angry reaction from one of the local Peregrines.
Overhead passage was nowhere near as busy as on Sunday and the most notable migrants being a female Blackcap and 30+ Redwings.
Late news: Wryneck at Aberthaw 12th Oct [R. Brockway] & Sedge Warbler there 21st Oct [per SPH]
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
Snow Bunting still at Pink Bay, showing really well [per PB]
A Great White Egret at Llanrhidian on Gower & another OOC at WWT (VC44).
Late News [21/10/12]: Snow Bunting & Water Pipit at Berges Is./Whiteford Point also 2 Slav Grebes off shore [MHu].
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Yellow-browed Warbler at Mewslade Valley between 10:50 to 11:10 (RJ)
(This bird was not relocated this afternoon despite searching the area 12:50 to 16:00 (MHi, RJ))
Balearic Shearwater feeding in Port Eynon Bay, late morning (BS)
Great White Egret at Llanrhidian Marsh, below Leason, 11:15 (WT)
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Poor distant video of the bird can be found on the link below
juv Sabine's Gull video
Friday, 19 October 2012
19/10/12 - 4 Common Scoter, 1(juv) Gannet, 14 Great Crested Grebe
15/10/12 - 3 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 22 Great Crested Grebe
11/10/12 - 2 Wigeon, 8 Common Scoter, 2 Eider, 13 Great Crested Grebe
10/10/12 - 1f/imm Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Great Crested Grebe
07/10/12 - 2 P-b Brents, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebe
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
A record shot of the Wryneck at Crymlyn Burrows, today. It was quite flighty, but showing regularly while working an area of dunes near a concentration of Broom (SS709928), at 10:20. It showed well in this area for about 20mins and then again later on, in the same general area at 13:30.
Cwm mawr is just south of Dunraven at SS895 772.
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Saturday, 6 October 2012
(PP,CG) @ 11:00
Foxhole Slade - 1 in light scrub in the last field before the coastal path (when approaching from Pitton Green) above Foxhole Slade (SS43938618)
(PP, CG) @ 13:00
RGW - 1 last seen heading towards border with tit flock
(CE) @ 10:45