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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, 15 February 2013

News #1

Report of a Wood Lark at Llanilid (PM, JM, AMe)

Black-throated Diver still Lisvane Res. [multi obs]

Common Scoter 3 [all males] off Cardiff Heliport [DRWG]


Anonymous said...

I know its been said before, but should the whereabouts of schedule 1 birds such as Woodlark be publized now that the breeding season is almost upon us, especially as they are an early breeder and have bred in Wales very recently. ATB CR

David Gilmore said...

The original report I had, just stated a sighting of a Wood Lark at Llanilid. No details, as I originally posted. I now see that further details were available and have been posted. The GRC would never give away any potential breeding sites of any bird, Sch. 1 or not. I am fully aware of its status in Wales, as it has become more common and is now a local rarity and not WRP. This particular individual may just have been a passage migrant and the observers treated in as such. One of the observers mentioned has been active in VC41 for over 50 years and would not have put any news out had he thought it a presumed breeder and holding territory. A GRC member is a local birder here and he will keep the committee informed on future developments concerning this species or other locally scarce species at this site. I sincerely thank you for your concerns over this matter and they have been duly noted. DRWG

Anonymous said...

David could I please point out that it was not me that postedthe grid ref. and neither Paul nor myself would post any sightings that would give away the location of a breeding bird.
Adrian Meredith.

Mark Hipkin said...

Adrian, I posted the the further information which I incorrectly attribute to you. Furthermore, I published it without checking the source and obtaining prior approval to do so. My apologies for any inconvenience caused by this action. That info has now been removed.

As a general comment - It is not uncommon on this blog for posts to be edited following any further information coming to light, with respect to it's contents. That editing does not necessarily involve the original author, and as such, a post which may appear the work of only one author, may actually involve more than one.

Comments generated in response to this post have highlighted the concerns of some blog readers, and will shape the way this sort of information is delivered in the future. It will remain to be a major priority of this site to screen all sensitive bird information deemed unsuitable for public viewing.