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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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Ring-billed Gull and Kumlien's Gull still at Blackpill

 The ad Ring-billed Gull was still present at Blackpill, today at 15:30. It was with a large gull flock on the beach, but took to the air very quickly after I picked it up. It proceeded to fly off west towards Upper Killay/Fairwood Common with a small, mixed group of gulls. There was no sign of it's return by dusk to the gull roost in the bay. A Kumlien's Gull did drop in towards dusk, presumably the same bird seen early in the week. The bill is perhaps a little advanced looking but otherwise it looks good for 2cy
 Barry took some nice video of the bird as it came to the beach to preen, briefly. Found on the link below Kumlien's Video - Click Here

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