Wednesday, 17 May 2017


The GBC AGM was held on 25th April at KNNR and was well attended. Thanks to all those who came along to support us and enjoy Alan Rosney's excellent quiz. The minutes and audited accounts and balance sheet can be found on the main web site at this page -

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Big Birding Day

Yes it's come round again. GBC will be holding its annual "Big Birding Day" at Kenfig National Nature Reserve on Sunday 30th April. There will be the usual fare, with guided walk[s], bird ringing, moth trap, refreshments, help with bird ID, children's activities, cake stall, book stall. Do come along.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Indoor meeting

Following on from the field trip on Weds 4th, the first indoor meeting of 2017 is on Tues 10th Jan. Club member Paul Seligman is giving a slide & video illustrated talk entitled "Travels in the South Atlantic", about a cruise he did in Jan 2016. Paul is offering a prize of a framed print of one of his images. More on the night, so do come along. All welcome. Kenfig NNR centre at 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Swift boxes in Penarth

Dave & Margaret Knight from Penarth, contacted us in November. As they had scaffolding up, they wondered whether we could supply Swift boxes. Unfortunately the wall that the boxes were to go on is south-facing. (Although Dick Newell, at the recent SLN meeting, indicated that south-facing is OK, as long as the boxes are thick walled and painted white). I delivered a couple of boxes to them and they are now up. This is an area where Swifts occur, so fingers crossed.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A book about Dotterel

Valleys birder Colin Richards, who regularly does fieldwork in the Scottish highlands concerned with Dotterel, has just published a second photographic book about the species, this one is about 3 months fieldwork he did during the summer of 2015, as a research assistant for the RSPB. The book is called "Mossfool Memories - a Dotterel Summer in the Scottish Highlands". Info and some images below:

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Pair of binoculars for sale

Hawke Nature-Trek 12x50 Binoculars

Roof Prism

Water Proof

fog proof lenses


Neck strap


Contact details:

Monday, 4 April 2016

GBC AGM Tues 26th Apr

Don't forget the GBC AGM is on Tues 26th April at KNNR, 7:45 p.m. There will be a quiz and refreshments afterwards. Do come along and support your Club.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Important notice

Could all GBC members, or any other interested parties, please note that there is an important notice on the web site home page re the proposed expansion of opencast mining at Nant Llesg/Rhaslas Pond near Merthyr. If you go to our home page it's under News Flashes and there is a link to an objection form which we would encourage as many as poss to complete and send off. The deadline for objections is within the next week. If you can print, complete and scan it then it can be emailed to , and either way shd be for the attention of Mr. Gareth Harvey. There's also a Word version to download and fill in then re-save to email, if you haven't got a scanner for the pdf.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Bird Report 2014

East Glam Bird Report 2014 update. I have just heard from the printer and the glue binding is in progress. Expected back at the printers poss tomorrow so there's an outside chance we might get it posted b4 Christmas although obviously no telling when it might arrive. John Wilson

Stop press - delivered 251 reports to my local PO this morning so they will be going out as soon as he has printed off an applied the 251 postage labels. Thank you for your patience - it's been a long haul this year.
Stop stop press: People seem to be receiving their 2014 Bird Reports in the post now so it is timely for me to highlight and apologise for a couple of errors. In the photos opposite p.8 the middle image of 2 Black-throated Divers was actually taken by Hayden Lack, and not Paul Denning. The original caption was correct in the mock-ups sent to the printer and I missed spotting the mistake in the proof so a public apology from me to Hayden. Also re Hooded Crow, p.44. This bird was only seen on 30th Apr and was actually found by Dean Bolt, and not Graham Roblin. Graham photographed the bird later on 30th but the date in his records that we received was erroneous [29th not 30th]. Again this one slipped through the net and should have been spotted. Both Hayden and Dean have been contacted and apologised to personally. Also the re photos opposite p.62 - I believe the Long-tailed Duck was in fact the one at The Knap - Barry, and not Porthkerry.