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.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Roath Park Lake

Seen on one of the islands today by Geoff Steed. Believe or not, it's the first record for the site and since it has been reinstated to the VC41 List, it's a Cardiff Tick! Although local listing may take on a whole new meaning when the new Unitary Authorities or Councils are announced this week. Cardiff could well merge with the Vale, so a new Cardiff & Vale list is created. Goodness knows what the Valleys will look like politically. Whatever happens the West/East Glamorgan boundary will be as it is now, as will be the East Glam/Gwent border. The Watsonian Vice-county (VC41) only applies to all the other Taxa, whereas birds has the 'Greater' Glamorgan prefix. Lucky for us, otherwise Martin's GSC would be a Brecknockshire bird..!!

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