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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Black Stork: Mynydd Ty Talwyn, Llangynwyd

Few record photos of the Black Stork seen in flight over Mynydd Ty Talwyn,Llangynwyd,Maesteg this morning by Paul Tabor and myself,the last photo shows the bird going down and we believed at the time that it had landed out of sight over the crest of the hill.

The stork was first seen by Paul who then got me on to the bird and I managed a few record shots,the bird was about 1/4 mile distant so the photos are heavily cropped.

Despite a good search of the surrounding area and Parc Slip NR by several birders the bird could not be relocated,hopefully it is still in the area and someone refinds it.


Barry Stewart said...

What a fantastic record - well done both.

pedro said...

Cracking bird jeff!

Meriwether said...

Excellent record both. Well done for getting these photos too Jeff. A VC first. Top birding.

Anonymous said...

Well done, a great find! MSC

Paul Parsons said...

Well done Paul and Jeff, the rarest bird in the Llynfi valley to date.

Mark Hipkin said...

Fantastic find and on local patch to boot! Who needs Eglwys?!!
Great shots too Jeff, at that distance they've come out really well.