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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, 15 September 2015

Glamorgan round-up

A good morning's birding after rain & strong winds in the Severn Estuary.
Storm Petrels past Crymlyn Burrows [MHi] & Southerndown [NPR]
Red-throated Diver past Southerndown [NPR]
Ruff at Sker Point [ND] & Kenfig Pool [RM]
Grey Phalarope at Broad Pool on Gower [CDB]
Arctic Skua past Crymlyn Burrows [MHi] & Kenfig Sands [IT]
Black Terns [2] at Kenfig Pool [ND] & Caerphilly Castle Moat [GW]
Osprey over Kenfig Pool [RM]
Hobby over Pontyclun [AHu]

Update 16/09/2015
2 Black Terns at Lisvane Res., Cardiff [GRC]
An estimated count of over 44,000 Swallows moving over the Barrage & Cardiff Bay this morning. [PMH] Possibly the Irish population moving east?
OOC - Grey Phalarope at Ynys-y-Fro Res. (showing well)


MITCH said...

Also Ruff at Kenfigs east pool shore. Same day as the Osprey.

DRWG said...

Cheers Rob.