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.
All visitors are welcome. You must first register by sending an email to GlamRC@gmail.com before you can contribute. An invite will be sent to your email address. Blog content will be strictly moderated. Access to pages and downloads are available to everyone. All photographs on this blog remain the property of the originator. If you would like to use photos, please arrange permission beforehand.
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.
Sunday, 28 June 2015
"Churring" started at 10.00am and a male bird took flight shortly after carrying out a circuit of the clearfell, a stunning bird calling as it flew.
All shot with Canon 70-200mm IS L MkII wide open @ 2.8/200mm and at 16,000 ISO, quite pleased with the results considering it was almost dark.....
Friday, 26 June 2015
The other part in this Shakespearian tragedy is that Rhaslas could form part of the new 'super' Gwent county, as Caerphilly is already administered as part of Gwent, Policing & NHS etc. Could we lose Caerphilly to Gwent - I quote the CO of the BEF at First Ypres, 'there will be no withdrawal!' The recording area boundaries for East Glamorgan are as they stand today & will remain so. The river Rhymney is the border, with the exception of the eastern Cardiff UA (Wentloog & RGW), this was agreed with Gwent in 1996. Rhaslas will remain in Glamorgan, as will all of the western half of Caerphilly for the recording of all avifauna. So to all Glamorgan listers, please rest easy in your beds.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Saturday, 20 June 2015
This was the most obliging purple heron I have ever known. It remained in view pretty much all day. Thankfully club member, Kevin Williams was in the southern hide this afternoon and got much better and closer pictures. These are back of camera shots again taken with my phone. Thanks to Neil for finding the second purple heron at Kenfig in two years.
EDIT - apologies to non-FB users - I didn't realise you can't view anything on there without logging in as a user. JDW
Friday, 19 June 2015
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Not to come into affect until 2020.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Monday, 8 June 2015
Saturday, 6 June 2015
06:00 to 10:00 (MHi, MHn, GP) - Great Northern Diver (1sp), Fulmar (12), Manx (c50), Storm Petrel (16), Gannet (7), Whimbrel (2), Turnstone (1), Arctic Skua (1 light morph), Razorbill (1), Guillemot (1), Sandwich Tern (1), Common Tern (8), Roseate Tern (2), Arctic Tern (1), Kittiwake (12)
Early afternoon - (AMe) - Manx (c50), Storm Petrel (6), Gannet (14)
AM (NPR) - Storm Petrel (1), Pomarine Skua (1 immature)
PM (NPR) - Storm Petrel (6), Bonxie (1), Razorbill (1)
(1/6/15) AM (NPR) - Arctic Skua (2)
16:00 to 18:30 (RJ, MHi) - Ringed Plover (2), Dunlin (7), Arctic Skua (2 dark morphs), Bonxie (2), Sandwich Tern (2)
From 17:30 (CDB, BS) - Fulmar (1), Storm Petrel (1), Gannet (1), Sandwich Tern (2)
AM (BS) - Arctic Skua (1 dark morph), Sandwich Tern (2)