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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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Bonaparte's Gull

I've just had a call [8:45 p.m.] from Peter Lansdown, who I met earlier in the day at Cosmeston. He was taking a couple of guys to sites around Cardiff. Whilst on the boardwalk at CBWR he had a full hooded Boney's Gull in the bay, looking towards Penarth, noticeable in addition to the usual features, in that it spent much more time in the air than the BHG's. I'll try & get down there tomorrow depending on family duties but others may want to check too. Poss best to look from the ice rink area as that's where the small gulls seem to be spending most of the time, or poss from the Penarth Marina road adj the mouth of the R. Ely.

Briefly seen again 19th Apr. (AB & MM)

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