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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The Glamorgan Rarities Committee, in conjunction with the Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Wildlife , have agreed to co-operate with the Welsh Ornithological Society in the sharing of bird records & photographs in the interest of keeping accurate records and to promote birdwatching in North, Mid & South Wales.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Caspian Gull and other late news

A 1st W Caspian Gull was on recycling centre roof at Lamby Tip, yesterday early afternoon. This record is a significant one for Wales and Glamorgan, and congratulations should go to Alex Bevan for this great find.
{The WRP require a good set of photographs for this species to be formally accepted onto the Welsh List. GRC}

Other nice stuff from Glamorgan not reported here yesterday includes

1 Black-necked Grebe from Wernffrwd, yesterday morning. Also 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 3 Slavonian Grebes and 2cy Little Gull (BS)

1 adult Glaucous Gull was found at Wernffrwd, early afternoon. Described as a 'real brute of a bird' and feeding on a carcass viewed from 'Isabelline' Tump. (EAH)

Also 1st W Little Gull passed u/c yesterday morning, seen from Sker. 11 Purple Sandpipers also there (OL)

Late News:
Up to 16 Water Pipits on RGW & at least 5 Short-eared Owls.

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