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.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Further details can be found on the Carmarthenshire Bird Club website HERE or via the link in the sidebar
Friday, 24 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Monday, 20 October 2014
Other interest yesterday included :-
Great Skua down channel past Porthcawl (GP)
Curlew Sandpiper, 32+ Sandwich Terns & a few Commic Terns from Dalton's Point (BS)
Saturday, 18 October 2014
1 - 4th October 1970 - D.M. Hanford
Two other records that year both coming from Blackpill
3 - 17th May 1970 - P.G. Lansdown et al
1 - 8th June 1970 - R.A. Hume
Friday, 17 October 2014
|© D. Coombs|
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Of interest - OOC: 300 Ring Ouzels at Dungeness today! Hundreds of skuas in the North Sea + 6 bonxies off Somerset coast & loads of YBWs on the east coast - all heading our way?
Monday, 13 October 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Two Whooper Swans were on Kenfig Pool briefly until being chased off by resident Mute Swans. [multi obs]. Photo from JDW.
A Ring Ouzel was seen at Caerlan Farm [PM & AMe].
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
Thursday, 9 October 2014
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.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Negative News: No sign of them today at the reservoirs [6th] (MC & DRWG)
Saturday, 4 October 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
I saw the green wing-tagged Marsh Harrier (from Norfolk) yesterday lunchtime, which was hunting the marsh between Penclawdd and Gowerton.