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.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Recent news

Cardiff area Waxwings (3/12/12)

12 in Barry (SPH)

277+ at roost Bangor Street, Roath (RGS). Earlier 4 were seen to fly into a window in this area and unfortunately died (PKG).

PLEASE NOTE: The sightings of Waxwings feeding in Princes St (Roath) refer to berry trees in Roath Court Road, which is off Princes St - there are NO berry trees in Princes St.

Llanrhidian Marsh (16:00 to 16:45, 2/12/12)

2 Short-eared Owl & 1 Barn Owl (AL)

Swansea Bay & Baglan Bay (2/12/12)

2 separate counts of Great Crested Grebe on this day

From Swansea Docks looking into Bagaln Bay 329, all off Crymlyn Burrows (RJ)

From Blackpill 137+ (BW-D, WW-D)

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