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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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.

Friday, 30 November 2012

GRC Important News

Ruddy Duck & Tree Sparrow

As from 1/01/2013 both these species will require a written description or photographic evidence for acceptance in Glamorgan VC41. 
Ruddy Duck is now believed to be present in the UK in numbers of between 60-90 individuals and there have not been any reports from VC41 since Feb. 2011. 
Tree Sparrow is now considered extinct as a breeding species in East Glamorgan and is now only recorded as a very scarce and irregular passage migrant. However there is a proviso concerning Tree Sparrow in West Glamorgan. Records from SW Gower, where the only known colony still in existence in Glamorgan is found, the GRC will waiver all records from this area for the time being. Records from north & east Gower, Swansea & the whole of NPT will however require descriptions.

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