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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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Little Stint at Crymlyn Burrows

A juvenile Little Stint was found by Dave Cornish on Crymlyn Burrows Beach this morning. I managed to get down to see it in the gloom and take a short bit of video from which the freeze frame above was taken. It looked a little pale and big at first glance but the split supercillium, prominent tramlines and pointy bill soon dispelled any hopes of a transatlantic visitor. Nice bird though and a nice find by Dave; certainly worth getting soaked for!

Sanderling numbers are holding nicely around the 350 mark, there were 353 on thursday of which 35 were juveniles.  Ringed Plovers are regularly c250 strong and 20 Knots also this morning. Yesterday, there were 4 Great Crested Grebes in the bay; today, no sign of the bay!

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