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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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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Whitefronts at Ogmore 16/01/18

Two White-fronted Geese (albifrons) were on Ploran Mawr, Ogmore Estuary, today. Comparing the markings with the two at Kenfig just over a week ago there seems little doubt that these are the same individuals. This is my first record of the species at Ogmore since a flock of nine flew through on 03/12/1998.

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

Very nice record Paul of a species that has taken me 22 years of Glamorgan birding to connect with. Thanks for the call - 10 minutes after arriving they were flushed by two workmen who had strolled from the bridge where they were working. Earlier the two immature Spoonbills, which were present at WWT yesterday, flew across the marsh and back towards WWT around lunch time today. I suspect they must be feeding in the pills at Wernffrwd, so worth checking out if on harriers/owl patrol. Also at Wernffrwd a Great White, Peregrine, Kestrel, 400 Goldies & 2 Greenshank. On the w/e I saw a Common Sandpiper (actually a bit too distant to check for Spotted) and 2 Greenshank in Penclawdd Pill, plus Greenshank at Crofty, 2 more Greenshanks and a Great White in the Upper Loughor.