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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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Nice Surprise

While sitting out in the sun at work [breaktime] at RPC on Kenfig Industrial Estate, the Purple Heron seen on and off around Kenfig River marsh flew low over the factory going towards the river marsh being mobbed by Gulls. It had been in the reedbeds in the south east corner of Eglwys, an area which is no longer covered by birders. I guess we now know why it is only intermittently seen at the rivermouth - because it has been commuting between there an Eglwys. RPC is the nearest factory on the estate to Eglwys [ its the one with the silo buildings] so I am spoilt really.

1 comment:

David Gilmore said...

Tea, sandwiches & a purple heron, not bad for a lunch break! Well done.