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.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Goodbye to Joek

Joek Roex is leaving Glamorgan to go back to his home in the Netherlands. Joek has been a member of the editorial committee of the EGBR and has for the last three years been the editor of the GBC Newsletter. He has also contributed to the local birding scene with many excellent records. I, as CR, and all at the GRC & GBC, wish him all the best for the future and thank him for his contributions to Glamorgan birding.


Mark Hipkin said...

Yes very best wishes, Joek.I enjoyed catching-up at the Woodchat Shrike recently and I look forward to another chance meeting sometime in the future when you're in town.

Prosit metgezel

John Wilson said...

I echo all that David has said. A nicer bloke you could not wish to meet. Sad to see you go Joek.

Joek Roex said...

Thank you for all your very kind wishes. I am truly touched. I've had a wonderful time birding in Glamorgan and knowing you all for many years, and I will definitely be back every now and again, so it would be great to catch up. If you would ever find the urge to know what I'm up to birding-wise, please visit my online records at


Otherwise you might want to have a look at my irregular writings about bird names at

Birds and Words

John Wilson said...

Interesting recording site Joek [waarneming]. Pleased to see u can change the language top right of the screen :-)