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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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Seawatching Porthcawl

07:00 to 12:30 (MHi, DCo, PP, MHn, CG, NPR, PB)
Not quite as productive as hoped, but signs that small numbers of birds that had been blown up channel were filtering past regularly enough to maintain interest. Also, occasional heavy and squally showers seemed capable of delivering some sort of reward.
2 Arctic Skuas together, including a juvenile, down channel probably the highlight, and later a distant Skua sp. up channel. Otherwise everything down channel - Common Scoter (3), Manx Shearwater (1), Dunlin (2), Sandwich Tern (1), Common Tern (2 juvs), Arctic Tern (3 juvs) and Commic Tern (1). Also, Kittiwakes (20+) and Gannets (10+), both were completely absent to begin with, but became more frequent after the wind died down.

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