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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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Friday, 1 February 2013

Bays of Gower

I took a tour of the Gower Bays today which didn't quite produce what I was expecting.

Rhossili Bay - no sign of the beached LFP Whale along the beach at Llangennith? It was there on Monday, so the reason for it's absence could be the recent high tides, removed or I missed it? A little disappointing out to sea with far fewer Common Scoter (<500) than more recently and only 1 Red-throated Diver of note, near Worms Head. Llangennith Dunes produced 2 Short-eared Owls, together quarrelling for a bit, and a female Brambling in with the decent sized mixed finch flock at Rhossili (c100 Chaffinch, c100 Linnet).

Port Eynon Bay - 2 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot and 3 Common Scoter

Oxwich Bay - 1 Great Northern Diver. Also 1 Teal, 47 Common Scoter, 18 Great Crested Grebe and 6  Razorbill

Swansea Bay & Bracelet Bay - 3 Razorbill

Elsewhere - Black-necked Grebe and Bittern at Kenfig today (RJK)

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