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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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, 15 January 2015

Glaucous Gull Cosmeston

The bird discovered this morning was still present at 3:30 this afternoon. It is really very tired and spends most of its time sitting down, but it has flown short distances a couple of times.


John Wilson said...

Acc to MapMate there are 2 prev records from Cossie - 1 ad on 24 Dec 1983 and another which is just dated 1984., again an adult.

John Wilson said...

Sorry - shd have fully checked the record. The 1984 record was for 3 dates in the range 11 Jan to 22nd Feb - cd poss have been the 24/12/13 bird?