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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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Ross's Gull still present, today

 A couple more shots of the Ross's Gull that was still present today. It showed well on the beach amongst the small gathering of gulls, just west of Jackstones Pier, for about 20 mins . It was very interesting to watch it call out repeatedly for about 20s or more, this morning. Lets hope it's little voice carries far and that it is able to pull another one in! After taking to flight it fed off the shore with other gulls and alighted on the sea regularly before disappearing for a bit. Shortly after that it reappeared and fed just off the river mouth for a while before flying west into the docks.
No real pattern is emerging as to where one might expect to find it at any particular part of the day. However, it does seem that on every day since it was first seen on Saturday, that it shows around the river mouth and pier for 30 mins or more during some part of the day.

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