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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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Cardiff Bay Wetland Reserve & Hamadryad Park

CBWR busy with migrants late afternoon. Male redstart still showing on & off in front of St David's Hotel. 7+ reed warbler singing throughout the reserve with 14+ willow warbler, 6 + blackcap. Cetti's warbler were particularly vocal and showy with birds perching atop bushes to sing. The grasshopper warbler gave a brief reel mid afternoon but otherwise no sign. 7 wheatears were also on the reserve (my highest count here).

The lesser scaup was showing well at the end of the boardwalk.

Hamadryad Park - walking through the Park home at 1830, a grasshopper warbler was reeling strongly in the hedge where the trees have been cut down. I waited a short while and it popped up and showed well.

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