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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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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Garganey at Kenfig Saltmarsh

The Drake Garganey, found this afternoon by Dave Carrington, was showing fairly well early evening. It was showing mainly around the flooded saltmarsh area, but did on one occasion do a loop of the area, which took it into NPT airspace! A few Eurasian Teal were knocking about and were generally quite mobile around the saltmarsh in the couple of hours that we were there till 19:00, but no sign of the Green-winged Teal during this period (MHi, DCo, RJ). Also prior to our arrival Neil Donaghy had seen the Garganey and flushed a single Jack Snipe near the footbridge.

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