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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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Great Grey Shrikes in Glamorgan

A Great Grey Shrike was seen at Afan Argoed, today, by Elaine J. It was showing in some clear fell with spindly Birch and Ash remaining (SS827941) between 3-4pm this afternoon. It was also seen in the same area at the same time of day, yesterday (8/3/13).

Earlier this week (5/3/13) a Great Grey Shrike was found at Nant Gau (SN8902) (CR, MST)

The Great Grey Shrike found earlier again, this year, near Crynant, is on forestry managed land which appears to have no general public restrictions. The bird has not been looked for, to my knowledge, for a couple of weeks but may still be around? Last known sighting came from SN764050 on 24/2/13. Access via St Illtyd's Walk at Crynant.

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