Monday, 31 January 2011

Afan Argoed

In 2010 I tried to see as many different species as possible within the boundaries of Neath Port Talbot. I managed to see 165 species and the last new species I saw was Marsh Tit. It was at Afan Argoed, around the feeders, at dusk on 28th December. Today, I tried to catch up with this species again at the same location. I didn't manage to see a Marsh Tit today, but, there was an abundance of activity around the feeders including some birds that are always good to see.

 male Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Coal Tit
The Afan Argoed centre can easily be found by car off the A4107 on the right-hand side going up the Afan Valley, beyond Pontrhydyfen and before Duffryn. There are lots of well marked tracks that pass through a number of very nice habitats. The feeders are right next to the centre and the birds seem well used to the presence of people which makes it a bit easier to catch them on camera.

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