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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Friday, 3 January 2014

Bonxie and Little Gulls at Mumbles

Blogger has done an amazing job making the above photo, which admittedly was of poor quality to start with, look even worse. Anyway it's one of the Little Gulls that was seen from Bracelet Bay car park this afternoon (14:00 till 15:45).

There was at least an Ad & 1st W Little Gull present; an Ad was seen regularly passing west throughout my stay but may well have been the same individual circulating. The main interest came from a Bonxie that appeared around 14:45 and was seen to give chase to a Herring Gull before landing on the sea, distantly. Other stuff on view were Fulmar (3), Great Crested Grebe (1) and Guillemots (20+). Also a decent number of Med Gull present but numbers not counted.

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