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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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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Late Manxies past Common Cliff

Gower Ornithological Society field trip today started at Rhossili before calling in on Common Cliff (via Paviland Farm) and finishing at Llanrhidian roost.

At Rhossili - 681 Common Scoters were in Rhossili Bay and 2 GND near Inner Worm. Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebes, a few Guillemots and a couple of Razorbills, with lots of unidentified Auk sp further out.

Common Cliff - 4 Red-throated Divers and 2 Manx Shearwaters flew east

Llanrhidian roost viewed from Marsh Road - 3 GWE, male + ringtail Hen Harriers and 5 SEO

The day was hard work on the land with no Golden Plovers  <40 Chaffinches, <100 Linnets, <30 Goldfinches, no winter thrushes, no Yellowhammers, but on a positive note Kestrels were almost constantly on view throughout the day.

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