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, 29 August 2013

Black Terns in Baglan Bay

3 juv Black Terns were in Baglan Bay after high tide, today. Initially one was feeding along the shoreline of Crymlyn Burrows and then flying out into the bay, before, a little later, 3 were found amongst a feeding flock of Black-headed Gulls just off Aberavon Beach. The brisk SW wind seemed to be keeping them in the bay and 2 Sandwich Terns were also circulating the open water and shorelines both sides of the Neath River.

Sanderling (345), Dunlin (70+), Ringed Plover (150+), Turnstone (2), Sandwich Tern (2), Black Tern (3).

The dunes held a good group of Stonechats (12) and also here Whitethroat (1), Sedge Warbler (1), Chiffchaff (1), Linnet (c40) & Reed Bunting (4)

(MHi, RJ)

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