The Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report No 59 (2019) is presented in B5 format and contains 98 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. Of note are confirmed breeding of Golden Plover and Marsh Harrier, but the absence of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker for the first time. Rariities include Citrine Wagtail, Red-rumped Swallow, Serin and Shore Lark.
Also included are ringing reports from Kenfig NNR, Flat Holm and Cardiff Bay highlighting species and numbers caught. A report on Hawfinch monitoring at Fforest Ganol is included for the first time. 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 the Caspian Gulls, Siberian Chiffchaffs and Great Grey Shrike.
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 Report122 Westbourne Road
Vale of Glamorgan
tel: 02920 339424