Friday, 25 January 2013

Bird Reports on sale

Just a heads up that copies of the 2011 East GlamBird Report are on sale at Newport Wetlands. Thanks to Mathew Meehan for offering to take a few to put on display.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013






From a walk back on 6 December 2012. I completely forgot that I had taken it.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

GBC Newsletter January 2013

It appears that a section of the BTO article was missed from the last newsletter. Joek has sent an amended version to e-mail recipients but postal recipients will not have seen the missing section. I have copied it below. Apologies.





Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Contact details required

Andrew Lucas is trying to find out the contact details of a birder who did an RSPB VFA survey [Volunteer & Farmer Alliance] on Monklands Farm, Gower, last summer, as they apparently reported breeding Tree Sparrow at several different locations. If this is you, Andrew would very much like to hear from you [not for purely personal reasons - he works for CCW]. His contact details are:
a.lucas@ccw.gov.uk or 07968 838152.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Bird Report 2012

It's that time of year again - already!!! Time to get your records ready for submission. Please send them all to me. If there are any that require the attention of the records committee in your batch that you are unaware of, I will weed them out and forward them on. We had 2 large batches of records fail to reach me for 2011, one due to a problem with MapMate syncing, and the other due to e-mail problems.
Sincere apologies at this point to the observers concerned.
It is best for all recs to come to me in the first instance [and I'm talking about your batch of year's records here]. If you have individual description species records these shd really already have gone to the Recorder almost immediately after you had seen the bird[s], but if you are submitting them late then they can go straight to whichever Recorder is appropriate.
Thanks at this point to the handful of observers who have been sending in their records as the year progressed. Also thanks to Graham Powell and Neil Donaghy their whole 2012 years' output just recently.
Full instructions about sending in records can be seen on the main web site under the menu items <Birding Resources>, <Record Submission>.

RGW, Wentloog & Rhymney Est.

A nice early walk around the wharf and adjoining sites: Shelduck, Pintail, Shoveler, Knot [c2700], Dunlin [c800], Grey Plover, Curlew & a Barn Owl. Surprisingly no Common Gulls or Great Blacks. Few passerines.