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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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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Lapland Bunting at Rhossili

Great to stumble across a very approachable Lapland Bunting at Rhossili, this morning. It was showing along the track down from the NT car park that passes through The Vile (SS411877). I watched it along the same 30m stretch of track on three occasions between 09:10 and 16:30, and on each occasion it was tucking into some Equal-leaved Knotgrass.
The bunting's patience and endearing tameness allowed me to optimistically attempt a record shot using my iPhone's camera lined up with my bins. Knowing now how awkward it is to get anything decent from that combo, I can't imagine me using it for a Pallas's Warbler. It would be nice to give it a go though, especially somewhere in Glamorgan!

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

A very nice find and a superb bit of digi-bining. Good to see the foodplant was identified to species too.