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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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Hoopoe still around Middleton

The Hoopoe performed well around the Nitten field late afternoon (16:10 to 17:15), today. It was fascinating to watch it waddle along the ground and skulk in amongst the long grass and furrows. It seemed to be feeding well and I loved the way it would toss the grubs and worms into the air and then catch them in its mouth coming down - like a neat party trick.

On the way back I decided to give Port Eynon some time, seawatching 18:00 to 19:30
Common Scoter (33), Red-Throated Diver (1), Manx Shearwater (1), Gannet (5), Kittiwake (c230), Sandwich Tern (8), Arctic Tern (13) and Commic Tern (10+)

1 comment:

Rob Jones said...

Cracking pics Mark it also made on to Birdguides and Rare Bird Alert.