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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Friday, 8 February 2013


Lesser Scaup [male] still present today at CBWR and 2 Greater Scaup [fems] in Cardiff Bay.
Note: Count of Tufted Duck at four sites in Cardiff today [Lisvane Res., Roath Park Lake, CBWR & Cardiff Bay] produced 260 birds along with 43 Pochard. (DRWG)
Snow Bunting at Aberavon Beach [MHp] (see below)
Male Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl [2] & Goldeneye [6] at Rhaslas pond [MCP]
Immature Glaucous Gull & Iceland Gull still present at Pontsticill Res. [evening roost] [MHg]

Drake Lesser Scaup showing from boardwalk Cardiff Bay Wetlands (AC)
Black-necked Grebe still at Kenfig (ASR)
Short-eared Owl at Heliport (RM)
Short-eared Owl at Baglan (EJo)
Black Redstart at Penarth end of Cardiff Bay Barrage (DTa)

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