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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The Glamorgan Rarities Committee, in conjunction with the Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Wildlife , have agreed to co-operate with the Welsh Ornithological Society in the sharing of bird records & photographs in the interest of keeping accurate records and to promote birdwatching in North, Mid & South Wales.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Water Pipit at Penclawdd

When I was scanning the estuary from the car park just west of Dalton's Point this morning, there were 6 or more Rock/Water Pipits flitting around calling constantly, but never landing in view. One or two at least appeared to have striking white bellies so I played Water Pipit song on my phone and after about 5 minutes a rather smart Water Pipit landed about 5m from the car. Great binocular views, but unfortunately by the time I'd focussed my scope and got the camera on my phone ready it had disappeared. I must take the proper camera next time.

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