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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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Monday, 18 February 2013

Pintail at Rhaslas Pool

Three Pintail on the pool this am, taken by Mike Hogan. A first for this excellent upland site. There have been a few northern records for East Glamorgan: Llwyn-on Res in 1969,  at Tir-founder Fields in 2004 & the Llynfi Valley in 2005. Pintail usually winter off the Cardiff/Newport coast, although numbers there have significantly declined over the last 10 years. Other coastal sites in EG, like KNNR & the Ogmore river, do report small numbers each year.
In West Glamorgan Pintail are still seen in the Burry Inlet in good numbers.

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

There are actually very good numbers in the Burry Inlet; with a 5 year mean of 4,436 it now ranks as the UK's top site for Pintail (published in 2012 WeBS report). Saying that, the last two winters counts have been <3,000.