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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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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Lisvane Black Throated Diver -additional photos

A few more photos of this evening's BTD on Lisvane, plus a rather dark and shaky video clip.
Viewed from the Black Oak Road viewing platform, in fading light.
A fairly graceful-looking diver with a slender dagger-shaped bill, rounded back of head / neck and a slight bulge on forehead. Head a shade lighter than dark back, darker lores, dark vertical stripe down centre of otherwise clear white front of neck. Strong contrast between white cheeks and dark cap, and between dark back of neck and pale front of neck, with no half-collar. Pronounced white flank stripe always visible, usually (but not always) with larger white flash at rear of flank. Fairly uniform back with slight scalloping pattern.

1 comment:

David Gilmore said...

Nice find Rob. The first in Cardiff since Nov. 2001 and the 11th for the capital in total, ten of which have been at Llanishen/Lisvane Reservoirs.