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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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Black-throated Diver off Aberavon Beach

A winter plumage Black-throated Diver was off Aberavon Beach late afternoon, today. There was also a very good count of Great Crested Grebes viewed from here between the two ports. A minimum of 231 were spread across the bay with the majority (147) on the Crymlyn Burrows side of the Neath River mouth. Also off Aberavon 11 Guillemots, which was down from c50 seen yesterday afternoon during a quick look during the strong winds. A Golden Plover, a species rarely seen in Swansea Bay, was also seen flying up channel yesterday.

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