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.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Grey Phalarope at Crymlyn Burrows

A Grey Phalarope was showing at Crymlyn Burrows this morning. Initially seen at 09:15 as it flew over the surf over the shallow waters just west of the Neath River mouth, on the receding tide. Settling on the water between short flights where it was very difficult to keep track of, and was subsequently lost not long after first sighting. The bird remained unseen until 11:00 when it was again in the same area flying over the surf and settling on the water. Attempts to close the distance to get any record shots of it were unsuccessful before time ran out.

Note parking on Elba Crescent is now restricted to max 2hrs with 2hrs no return.

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