Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report, 2012 Published
As ever, the bulk of the report is taken up by the species accounts, commentating on the fortunes of resident, migrant and rare birds observed during the year. A Kumlien’s Gull at Cosmeston has been accepted by the Welsh Rarities Panel and becomes the first for our region and just the third for Wales. A number of other records including Richardson’s Canada Goose, Balearic Shearwater and Glossy Ibis await decisions from their respective rarities committees. Iceland Gulls, Waxwings and Yellow-browed Warblers were present in good numbers.
Also included are a report on the status of species over the last decade in a Cardiff suburb, a county ringing report along with accounts from Kenfig NNR, Flat Holm and Cardiff Bay highlighting species and numbers caught. Other features are a report on the year’s weather, migrant dates and BTO news.
Line drawings and photographs continue to highlight the talents of our region’s local birders. Among others an Osprey pair squabbling over a fish, summer plumage Black-necked Grebes, Short-eared Owl, Waxwings and Great Northern Diver.
The Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report is free to all members of the Glamorgan Bird Club.
Copies may be purchased from John Wilson:
Editor of the Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report
122 Westbourne Road
Vale of Glamorgan
tel: 02920 339424