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.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sanderling G2YYWG

 Rob Jones and I found another couple of colour-ringed Sanderling on Jersey Marine beach yesterday. These 2 were far less cooperative in giving up their details and only one actually gave enough of a view  to observe the colour codes fully. G2YYWG has only ever been recorded at 3 locations and each recorded sighting has occurred in the month of May. It was caught in 2011 in western Iceland. The next year it turned up in North Uist on 15/5/12 and 11 days later it was observed on the beach where it was caught. Our record this year is the furthest south it has been seen.

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