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Friday, 29 April 2011

White Stork from Aberdulais roundabout


Rob Jones was amazed to find this White Stork on a central reservation lamp post on the A465 just beyond the Aberdulais roundabout. He got the news out quickly and many local birders were able to enjoy this bird before last light. It appears that this bird had been seen in the Neath town centre earlier on by NE, where it was watched on a lamp post near the civic centre carpark being mobbed by gulls and crows.

The bird looked as if it would roost here and may show well tomorrow at first light. In any case I was very happy to see this bird so well and I know many others were too; cheers Rob!

View up-valley from Aberdulais roundabout with Stork on lamp post

1 comment:

The Snipe said...

News this morning - it apparently flew off at dawn [per Jeff Slocombe].