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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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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Water Pipits along the Neath River

A couple of Water Pipits along the Neath River today. The one shown above was on the salt marsh near Llandarcy and another was showing with a small Meadow Pipit flock from the roundabout leading into Neath. There was also a Rock Pipit type showing from the roundabout, an unusual sight from here, which may have been ssp littoralis. It showed only briefly but was fairly well marked on it's underparts with a cleanish ground colour along the flanks and looked grey on it's mantle without an olive wash. I'll probably need a record shot showing the outer tail feather colour to be sure, if it sticks.

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