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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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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Roseate Terns from Porthcawl

Two Roseate Terns flew past down channel this morning. Above a record shot of one Roseate Tern with some Common Terns*. A few better images and some totals from the seawatch later...



Barry Stewart said...

Well done getting a shot Mark - great record too! Looks like a Common Tern in the group too - 3 for the price of 1!

Mark Hipkin said...

Thanks Barry. You know me when it comes to the getting a record shot - everything else becomes secondary. In this case my early call on the Roseate's company was hasty. Nice shout on the Common Terns, as far as I can see they're all Common Terns and In my other photos most if not all show the darker outer wedge either distinctly or beginning to form. In my defence I didn't spend much time looking at them closely enough through the digiscope setup. No excuse for not looking at the photos more closely though! Oh well looks like it's back to tern school for me! Even so Roseate Tern in Glamorgan has been high on my hit-list for a while now and I thought it would take many a visit to the Burry Inlet in autumn before getting one. Get one on patch the next goal..

Barry Stewart said...

Spring comics are never easy, especially when there's a Roseate distracting you. Very nice sequence of shots - great for those of us who weren't there!