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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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Kenfig Saltmarsh

(c) R. Jones
Rob sent in this record shot of the Wood Sandpiper [?] at Kenfig Saltmarsh. Not long after this shot was taken the Highland Cattles claimed the scrapes for their own, with no prisoners! Prior to that Rob noted Lapwings, Ruff (2), Little Ringer Plover and Snipe.

The waders were feeding/sleeping close to main reedbed and therefore inside the NPT boundary. These 2 species take Rob to 167 for the year in NPT and past the total I set in 2010. Congratulations to Rob on passing my total. There are still a few regularly recorded species from the area which should turn up this autumn/winter not to mention some irregularly recorded resident species still waiting to be ticked off, making a final total above 180 certainly within his grasp.

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