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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Red-flanked Bluetail in Caerphilly

 What an absolutely stunning find by Alan Cripps today at Caerphilly!!

I've copied Alan's notes giving directions for those who like me will be hoping this bird sticks around for a bit.

Red-flanked bluetail at Wern Ddu Caerphilly. Park in coed Parc-y-van car park on the Caerphilly to rudry rd. Walk back 50 yds towards Caerphilly and you will see a lane on the left. Follow this lane over the railway bridge and then right to the Warren. Turn left here and follow the lane towards Cardiff for about 200 yds. There is a notice board on the right and a bridle path on the left. Take the bridle path and the bird was either side of this path but highly mobile.


Richard G Smith said...

Great find indeed present until at least 2.30pm this afternoon 27th
at the same location as Paul Roberts post on this blog. It is quite difficult staying low and sometimes subjected to disturbance by Robins.
Extremely difficult for photography at the moment.

DRWG said...

Excellent find Alan. Well done from all Glamorgan birders.