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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, 30 September 2015

Cattle Egret at Kenfig

 Record shots of the Cattle Egret at Kenfig this afternoon and evening. Great find by Neil Donaghy and my efforts to see it this afternoon made much easier by Graham Powell's earlier hard graft tracking the bird down and staying with it. The bird stayed with the flock of sheep west of the pool until 5pm when it flew to the pool. It stayed on the east pool shore with the gulls, Pintail, Teal and Wigeon until 6:15pm when it flew off high north. It was difficult to judge how far it went but it flew strongly for well over a minute. It started gliding and descending while still in view from the east pool shore and my best guess is that it came down to roost in trees along the Kenfig River just behind the Kenfig Industrial Estate.

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