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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, 20 August 2016

Balearic Shearwater past Porthcawl

Three fairly poor record shots of one of the Balearic Shearwaters that was seen from the Irongate shelter at Porthcawl this morning. This bird, picked up by Alex Bevan, flew by at 08:10. Collin Gittins and a few others had another Balearic Shearwater a little later.
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.

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