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, 10 November 2015

Black-necked Grebe off Porthcawl

07:00 to 11:00 (MHi, DCo)

Another session this morning was more rewarding but with slightly lower numbers of birds passing. The star bird by far was a cracking winter plumage Black-necked Grebe, giving a fly by appearance. Passing range was well inside the yellow bouy, but sadly not stopping before lost to view heading down channel. Seemed a little unfair to have another late Manx but no Balearic, and for the second day running the Auks passing close enough to be identified were all Guillemots.

Wigeon (2), Common Scoter (4), Fulmar (1), Manx Shearwater (1), Gannet (9), Shag (1 ad), Kittiwake (c80), Guillemot (c55) and Auk sp. (c60)

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