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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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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Ogmore - Wryneck & Garganey

A Garganey was the only duck on a rainy Watermill flood first thing this morning. As the rain eased it was joined by a few Teal, with three Green Sandpipers on the margins. It was still present this evening, once again on its own.

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.
                                                          record photo by Steve Rosser

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.

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