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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, 5 October 2013

Fall of Blackcaps at Crymlyn Burrows

Today, during a 5 mile circular walk of Crymlyn Burrows, starting off at Ferry Boat Wood, I was amazed by the number of Blackcaps on show. 58 in total including a minimum of 18 in one bramble patch. In fact, where there was one Blackcap there were usually many more, with more than 10 grouped together at 3 separate locations. The distance between the blackcap hotspots suggested to me that no double counting was at play here. Chiffchaffs were also in good numbers, but not quite as impressive as the Blackcaps and they tended to be more spread out along the walk.
Notable tallies from the walk: Wheatear (8), Blackcap (58), Whitethroat (7), Chiffchaff (37) & Goldcrest (1)

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