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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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Snow Bunting at Aberavon

The Snow Bunting found yesterday by Gary Lewis was still present this morning. Judging by Gary's description of where he saw it yesterday, it was further along the beach NW and nearer the Neath River today. It flew from the dunes, or possibly the BP Baglan area, before settling to feed along the highest tide strand-line at the base of the dunes. (SS721921)

Also of note from the area, 23 Raven flew over together in a loose group heading SE and nearby 4 Mediterranean Gulls were with a decent flock of gulls (inc 100+ Common Gulls) feeding on the flooded playing fields.