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.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

More seawatching

Lavernock 17:00 to 19:00 (AGS)

3 Great Skua

Port Tolbot Docks 11:30 to 16:00 (MHi, RJ)

2 (pm) Arctic Skuas past west at 15:10, otherwise not a great deal of close by movement which contributed to 6 sightings of unidentified skuas at distance, either coming in with the wind or just lost sat on the sea. A Gannet sat on the exposed sand inside the harbour, following a heavy downpour, seems worthy of a mention. As does the fact that the Arctic Skuas were found during "just one last scan', which of course then turned into staying on for 45 more minutes!

Common Scoter (4), Manx Shearwater (3), Fulmar (4), Gannet (1), Whimbrel (6), Arctic Skua (2 pale morph), Kittiwake (11) and Arctic Tern (1)
weighted distribution of Arctic Tern in Glamorgan
weighted distribution of Common Tern in Glamorgan

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