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.
Thursday, 30 April 2015
Monday, 27 April 2015
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Friday, 17 April 2015
The birds struggled against the wind trying to head east but eventually gave up and flew over Kenfig Pool where Neil Donaghy saw them drop down into the dunes somewhere. Neither bird appeared to have leg rings or wing tags.
This pair were subsequently seen flying over Kenfig NNR 18th, Llantrisant 19th & Cowbridge 20th April.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Stop Press: Judd Hunt who is in Sicily this week on tour found a Cream-coloured Courser, the first for island since 1977.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
At the LNR, take the path down into the valley, cross the bridge, take the path to the left and follow for about 500m to open area. Grid Ref SN 961 095.
PS if you're not familiar with FB click on "View 'x' more comments" to see them all.
For the record here's Martin's record shot, which he has allowed me to copy off FB:
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
The lesser scaup was showing well at the end of the boardwalk.
Hamadryad Park - walking through the Park home at 1830, a grasshopper warbler was reeling strongly in the hedge where the trees have been cut down. I waited a short while and it popped up and showed well.
Saturday, 11 April 2015
An immature Glaucous Gull was seen flying to the gull roost inside the steelworks this evening. It was seen in flight above one of the buildings a few times and also watched coming into land. The area it was loyal to didn't afford clear views of it standing, but occasionally it could be seen flapping its wings or flying a short distance. That behaviour seems consistent with the Porthcawl bird, which has trouble putting weight on one of its legs, so it seems this is where that bird has been roosting at least part of the time during its long stay.
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Sunday, 5 April 2015
|2 cy Glaucous Gull|
|2 cy Iceland Gull|
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
IN case you haven't seen it, Madeleine has written a touching tribute which is published in Walesonline, here http://tinyurl.com/pwymqrh.