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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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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Rhossili, Broughton & Crymlyn Burrows

Rhossili (08:00 to 10:30) - 2000+ Common Scoter scattered around the bay. A drake Pintail amongst them seemed unusual, but no sign of the Long-tailed Ducks. 1 Teal flew west, 1 Gannet, 30+ Kittiwake and 4 Red-throated Diver also in the general area. While scanning from the headland at Rhossili a fishing boat/trawler with some sort of separate barge (?) could be seen working beyond the gap between Burry Holms and the mainland, in the Bluepool area.

Broughton (11:20 to 13:00) - Very little on the sea except 2f Common Scoter and 1 Slavonian Grebe. A good search for the Velvet Scoter was unsuccessful here and a wider search found only small groups of Common Scoter just off Burry Holms. Also on the beach at low tide 100+ Brent Geese, those seen well enough were Dark-bellied.

Crymlyn Burrows (14:00 to 16:00) - 26 common Scoter and 191 Great Crested Grebe.

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