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, 1 April 2014

Avocet at Ogmore Estuary

Paul Roberts found a very nice Avocet at Ogmore this morning. It showed well both sides of the river, downstream from Portobello House. Wild horse riders were instrumental in moving it about, which fortuitously encouraged the bird to settle on the Vale side of the river. From here it showed very nicely indeed and earlier worries about the news being an April Fool gag, were quickly forgotten. Not sure about that Wryneck reported opposite the Fountain Inn at Tondu though!

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