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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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Waxwing update

Updated distribution map for Waxwing in vc41:
2012-13 winter period shown by black circles (2013 records shown by red centres).
All previous records are shown in green, with records before 2000 shown as smaller green circles.
I'll insert a few more maps in these pages, both below and in future posts for general interest.
[map updated to include the extra 'Greater' Glamorgan bits included in the East Glamorgan recording area]


Meehan said...

I like these maps. Builds up a nice data picture. Would be nice in five years time to see a similar trend for Caspian - wishful thinking there.

Barry Stewart said...

One dot will do nicely

David Gilmore said...

Of course they only show the vice-county (c1888), there are more dots in the Greater Glamorgan recording area - north of Merthyr and east Cardiff, which covers RGW. Nonetheless a map really does let the observer see trends and concentrations of species - waxwing in urban areas where more berry producing trees are grown for instance. Nice work Barry & thanks.