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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The Glamorgan Rarities Committee, in conjunction with the Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Wildlife , have agreed to co-operate with the Welsh Ornithological Society in the sharing of bird records & photographs in the interest of keeping accurate records and to promote birdwatching in North, Mid & South Wales.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Ring billed Gull News & sighting history within NPT

Ring-billed Gull still present on the saltmarsh at Neath Abbey, this morning at 09:40. (ND, NPR)

No sign of BTD at Lisvane Res, however male Greater Scaup still present.

Just to add a bit more information on Ring-billed Gull sightings in NPT; some documented records are as follows :-

22 Jan 1990 [1st W] Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir (NO)
13 Mar 1994 [Ad W] Jersey Marine (RHAT)
15 Dec 1996 [Ad W] Port Talbot Docks (DMC, GR, PR, DS)
05 Sep 1997 [Ad W] Aberavon Beach (DMC)
06 Jan 1999 [Ad W] Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir (DR)
28 Jan 2001 [Ad W] Margam Wharf (DMC, GR, DS)
25 Jan 2004 [Ad W] Neath Estuary (DMC)
Ring-billed Gull records in MapMate (includes all NPT records).
Black = 2013
Red (large) = 2000-2012
Red (small) = pre 2012

Black Redstart at Porthcawl 
Seen in local allotments
                                                                  (c) K. Squires

1 comment:

David Gilmore said...

Many thanks Mark, have added all to the database.