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.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Cardiff Bay Wetland, Cardiff Bay and the Marl

Plenty bits and bobs around this evening. At CBWR 2 sedge warbler, 1 reed warbler, 3 snipe and 1 male redstart of note.

Cardiff Bay - 7 common tern, 1st sum little gull and 1st sum med gull, also leucistic black headed gull of note.

Whilst walking back home bumped into a 1st winter Iceland gull on the Marl playing fields. It settled briefly allowing me enough time to look at it through the scope. Sadly too many dog walkers to allow it to settle for long. Frustratingly I did not have my IPhone with me to take a record shot. All in all a good evening.

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