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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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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Cardiff Bay

Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull, Little Gull + 12 Sand Martins in the bay.
Distribution of Little Gull records in Glamorgan


David Gilmore said...

Barry - There is now a record from Flat Holm - you'll get shortly with new the sync file.

Phil B said...

That distribution map ought to have big dot over Kenfig - there were 54 Little Gulls there one day in Sep 1981...amazing sight!

David Gilmore said...

Phil, There are two records with maxima higher than the 1981 record: 74 at Kenfig Pool 15/04/1974 & 56 at Port Talbot Harbour 4/05/1974. There were very large numbers reported at many sites during an influx in 1974 & 1975, not to be repeated until 13th Sept 1981.

Barry Stewart said...

It is possible to plot dots so that the bigger the figure the bigger the dot - I'll figure it out one day!