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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, 25 March 2015

Ogmore Bonaparte's Gull 2013 - revisited

© J. Slocombe

© J. Slocombe
Jeff Slocombe has kindly provided some shots taken January 2013 of the Ogmore Bonaparte's Gull. The interesting thing is that this bird seems to show only the left P9 is marked. My photos of this bird give support that the right wing showed no mark on P9.

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

Plumage can change with age, so probably not safe to assume this is a different bird to the ones currently in the bay, but great to have such a good record to compare.