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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The Glamorgan Rarities Committee, in conjunction with the Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Wildlife , have agreed to co-operate with the Welsh Ornithological Society in the sharing of bird records & photographs in the interest of keeping accurate records and to promote birdwatching in North, Mid & South Wales.
Monday, 29 September 2014
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Other stuff here during September has included Wigeon (21st), Teal (13th & 21st), Pintail (12th & 21st), Eider (6th), Golden Plover (13th), Ruff (12th), Curlew Sandpiper (14th), Spotted Redshank (8th & 9th; found in Brunel Dock 6th by DL), 3 Guillemots (8th), 2 Common Terns (20th), 2 Lesser Whitethroats (13th), Garden Warbler (13th), 1+ Redstart (2nd to 9th) and 4+ Whinchats (4th to 21st)
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
For all the birders who knew George, I know I can send heartfelt condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Monday, 15 September 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
A Firecrest was at the church this morning found by AB. Also two Spotted Flycatchers, several Willow Warbler, a Blackcap and a few Chiffchaff. There was a constant stream of Swallows with some House Martins heading east. Many Meadow Pipits going east also.
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Front left is G2YYWG was ringed in May 2011 in Iceland. The only places this bird has been recorded away from Iceland is North Uist in May 2012 [D. Winnard] and Crymlyn Burrows in May 2013 [M. Hipkin, R. Jones] & September 2014 [M. Hipkin].
Rear right is G3WGBR was ringed in May 2013 in Iceland. Subsequently this bird was seen at Kenfig Rivermouth in September 2013 [R.E. Thomas], then a couple of times in Iceland in May 2014 and Crymlyn Burrows in September 2014 [M. Hipkin]