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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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Monday, 30 November 2015

Lavernock Seawatch

Seawatch from 0800 - 1230. Others in attendance who might add more. 1 pomarine skua (pale phase adult with incomplete spoons) - lingered off the point for at least a couple of hours giving excellent views, was undoubtedly the highlight. Additional sightings as following:

1 distant skua sp. (prob pom)
4 bonxie
3 guillemot
1 brent goose
3 wigeon
150+ kittiwakes

Interestingly two tankers heading up the estuary were followed closely by flocks of some 30 kittiwakes each. I am sure these flocks encouraged the skuas into the estuary.

My first seawatch here for a while as I have previously been disappointed by the lack of birds. I now have renewed faith in Lavernock.

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