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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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Great Grey Shrike, Wood Lark & Lanrhidian roost (28/10/15)

A Great Grey Shrike was seen briefly and photographed by Thomas Winston, yesterday, at RGW between 12:07 and 12:10. Further searches for this bird later in the afternoon and again this morning have so far been unsuccessful.

A Wood Lark was seen and photographed over Lavernock Point by Andy Burns, yesterday.

The roost at Lanrhidian yesterday continued to impress with 2 ringtail Hen Harriers, 5 Short-eared Owls, 1 Barn Owl and 2 Great White Egrets into roost. All viewed from Marsh Road (SLM)

Lastly, a female Scaup flew through Swansea Bay off Aberavon Beach late afternoon, yesterday. The bird didn't hang around, generally heading up channel it made short flights between and settled briefly with small flocks of Great Crested Grebes that were scattered offshore along the beach (MHi).

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