Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report, 2012 Published

December 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

The latest annual bird report from the Glamorgan Bird Club has just been published.  It is the 51st report for our region, and the 4th under the guidance of the Glamorgan Rarities Committee.

Easter Glamorgan Bird Report, 2012The Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report No 51 (2012) is presented in B5 format and contains 83 pages reviewing the birding year in our region.

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:

John Wilson
Editor of the Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report
122 Westbourne Road
Penarth
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3HH

tel: 02920 339424

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