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, 31 October 2016
Sunday, 30 October 2016
in the same spot. Both birds were heard and this bird made
the distinctive call of a Hume's.
Middleton at approx SS414 877, Paul Tabor and I found
this Pallas warbler. It was working it's way north along the
hedge and we lost it near a green metal barn. It was very
mobile but I managed this short burst of shots before we
lost sight of it.
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Monday, 10 October 2016
Sunday, 9 October 2016
an open patch in the west pool bushes, about halfway along the path
between the hides. Two were together in a spot about 200M north of
the north pool inlet. Thanks to Neil for showing us the exact spot.
Thursday, 6 October 2016
|Map showing rough location of crossroads at Pitton.|
This record of a Barred Warbler will be the first for West Glamorgan.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
lesser numbers of Meadow pipit, Skylark, Goldfinch, Siskin, Sand
martin, Swallow, Pied wagtail, Chiffchaff and Wheatear. Lots
of Red admirals were flying in off the sea and this smart Ring
ouzel was in Cwm nash valley.