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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, 15 April 2015

Great Spotted Cuckoo at Cwm Cadlan LNR nr Penderyn

The Great Spotted Cuckoo found this evening by Martin Bevan was still present until dusk apparently.  Grid ref SN 961 095. Only parking for 5 cars near the reserve track so best to park in Penderyn then walk 1 mile NE towards Cwm Cadlan. Instructions as given on the South Wales Birding Facebook page are as follows:
At the LNR, take the path down into the valley, cross the bridge, take the path to the left and follow for about 500m to open area. Grid Ref SN 961 095.
A record shot can be seen on SWB FB page at [scroll down in Adrian Merediths post].

PS if you're not familiar with FB click on "View 'x' more comments" to see them all.
For the record here's Martin's record shot, which he has allowed me to copy off FB:

1 comment:

John Wilson said...

Bird apparently still present first thing this morning, came out of roost and was attacked by a Common Cuckoo!