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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Wednesday, 11 September 2013


The juvenile Marsh Harrier is still present, watched hunting the marsh straight out from the car park this morning - later seen on the Carms side of the estuary at Penclacwydd (Wendell Thomas et al).
Rubbish video here, but bird readily identifiable from this and five merged phone'scope video grabs below.
I presume this is the same bird first seen by Mike Piercey on 23 Aug and subsquently by Owen Leyshon, Owain Gabb, Wendell Thomas, etc. Hopefully someone will get a better pic at some point.
Marsh Harrier is more of a spring bird in Glamorgan, but there is a good spread of records throughout the year.
2013 records centred black, the Burry records presumably relating to the same bird.

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