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, 22 October 2015

Status of Ring-necked Duck in Glamorgan (VC41)

Ring-necked Duck in Glamorgan
(Rare American Vagrant)
Broad Pool, Gower drake on 6th May 1989 - 1st VC41 record
Kenfig Pool female from 9th to 12th April 1995
Lisvane Reservoir drake on 26th April 1999
Llanishen/Lisvane Reservoir fem/imm on 17th Oct. 2000
Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir fem on 31st Dec. 2000
Cosmeston Lakes drake on 17th Sept. 2002
Llanishen/Lisvane Reservoir female on 30th April 2003
Cosmeston Lakes drake from 9th Jan. to 5th Feb. 2004
Kenfig Pool fem or 1st W male on 11th Nov. 2006
Kenfig Pool drake on 29th March 2010
Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir drake from 1st to 6th April 2010 (possibly the KNNR bird)
Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve 1st W male on 20th, 22nd, 24th to 28th Oct. 2015

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