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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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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Green-winged Teal now included in the NPT List

The Green-winged Teal took up from the flooded scrape area, with some Eurasian Teals, and made a short flight before landing in the reedbed inside NPT. After about 30mins, at approx 13:00, a small number of ducks including the Green-winged Teal flew back out again. Approximate Grid ref of last sighting before dropping into reeds is SS78208315 (DCo)


David Gilmore said...

There was a record for GWT in Gower at Oxwich Marsh 16th Jan to 28th Feb. 1983.
It is new for NPT.

Mark Hipkin said...

Thanks, Jake. I really should get myself a systematic list of birds for my area!

The first record of Green-winged Teal for the Gower area was made by David G. Davies on 16/1/83 at Oxwich Marsh and this bird was last reported present on 28/2/83 by N. Odin.