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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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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Two Great Grey Shrikes in NPT

Two Great Grey Shrikes were recorded from Neath Port Talbot, today. Both birds were seen at locations where they've been present in the previous years.
The long-staying individual at Afan Argoed (present since 11/11/15) was showing at its regular territory (centred around SS810942) and viewed from the forestry track that runs above "Dead Sheep Gully" mountain bike route.
The second bird, discovered by Rob Jones, was in clear fell on the eastern slopes of Mynydd Marchywel, west of Crynant (SN77680473). Typically birds at this second site range more widely and can be difficult to find.

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