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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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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Snow Geese at Kenfig Pool

© N.Donaghy
6 Snow Geese were feeding in the fields along Kenfig Pool's east shore this morning. An unusual record to say the least and their origin will in all likelihood remain a mystery. A series of strong Atlantic weather systems, large flocks of feral geese (including Snow Geese) in Holland and a local occasionally free flying captive flock (up to 9 birds) that spent the night at the Gnoll Rugby Ground on 20th October might all come into consideration when trying to work out where they've come from.
Of the observers that have seen them, the common theme is that they appear wary.
Thanks to ND, JC, GP et al for the reports.


Mike Powell said...

Maybe they were wary as did not wish to be rounded up!

ian tew said...

Well Xmas is coming!