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, 28 February 2014

Puffin in East Glamorgan

The significance of these recent tideline corpses is that they are the first records for this species in East Glamorgan since 1988, which unfortunately was also dead [SJM]. The last live sighting was 1985 at Sker [WS]. With the Little Auk record and these Puffin records, it's worth checking the tideline just to see how many seabirds have fallen victim to these recent Atlantic gales.
Note: If you have any sightings of this nature please pass them on to the relevant CR. Many thanks.
{Thanks to PP & PB for info}

Late News: 27th Male Bearded Tit in CBWR [see GBC for photo].


Neil Donaghy said...

Sadly myself and NPR counted 35 dead birds on Rhossilli Beach in 500m on Wednesday. The wardens were out picking up the corpses and told us they had found over 200 - mainly Razorbills in 5km on that beach alone. It was carnage.

Paul Tabor said...

wow! thats very sad