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.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Shortly after I located a Wryneck in Pant y Cwteri; the valley that runs uphill south from Portobello. The bird went missing for long periods, but reportedly showed well again late afternoon.
It's been an excellent week at Ogmore, with additional sightings including Osprey, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, nine Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Dipper, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher, multiple Spotted Flycatchers and Whinchat.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Update - apparently was quite easy to pick up, no apparent injury, so poss an escapee captive bird.
Monday, 22 August 2016
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Other notable species recorded 06:00 to 10:00 include
Common Scoter (12), Fulmar (25+), Manx (110+), Storm Petrel (at least 1 but likely 4 or more), Gannet (18), Sanderling (1), Turnstone (3), Sandwich Tern (2), Arctic Tern (1 juv), Commic Tern (5), Kittiwake (9)
At around 10:30 - 3 Little Terns past the shelter per RJ et al. With a turnover of birders present throughout the day hopefully we can report a more comprehensive summary later today when news comes through.