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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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Ring-billed Gull still Neath Abbey Saltmarsh

The 1st W Ring-billed Gull showed well this morning between 09:00 and 10:30. Once again it was amongst the gathered gulls at the side of the river and later departed, heading NE towards Cwrt Herbert. It's not yet clear where it goes to after leaving the area or whether it returns periodically throughout the day to the river, to wash, like many of the local gulls do? Neither is it clear what time it turns up at the salt marsh. However, the timing of it's departure from the last 2 days has been 50mins after high tide (Port Talbot).
High tide gull roost is generally found at SS743969. Parking inside Milland Road industrial estate at SS74559677. Follow path to bridge over canal and continue out to the Neath River to view roost on the opposite side.

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