GRC Blog

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, 26 June 2017

Caspian Tern : Sker

A few 'record' photos from yesterday afternoon.........

Caspian Tern @WWT Llanelli

Two pictures of the Caspian tern found this morning at Penclacwydd.. Flight shot suggests leg rings so presume its the same bird seen in Glamorgan yesterday. Scopers in the hide also suggest seeing red leg ring

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Caspian Tern Fishing Over Kenfig Pool

Big thank you to the finders, refinders and refind refinder!

Sker Caspian tern.

                  I was with Alex and Judd when Alex refound this bird, first
                  reported from Baglan by Dave's Cornish and Shapes this morning. I'm
                  sure Judd had better pics.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Night Heron - Cosmesston

A couple of photos I got of the ad Night Heron found this morning by GBC member Annie Irving. These were taken this evening at around 7:45 from the main bridge.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Rose-coloured Starling : Gowerton

Few pics of the stunning adult Rose-coloured Starling at Cedar Close, Gowerton from a visit today....