16 February 2012


Common Yellowthroat, Rhiwderin, Newport.

Leave the M4 at junction 28. Take the A4072 North (signposted Caerphilly/Risca). At the first roundabout take the 2nd exit (left/straight on) onto the A468 towards Caerphilly. After several hundred yards take the left at the mini-rounderbout. After approximately 0.75 km bear left at the Ruperra Arms onto Pentre Porth Road then after circa 1.5 km turn right opposite the sign post for 'The Farmer's Daughter' restaurant.

Parking has been arranged from 07:00 (do not arrive before) in a field on the right at the top of the hill (approximately 0.5 km along the lane) immediately beyond the white bungalow and the derelict barn. Be aware that the approach to the parking field is a single track lane, drive carefully and considerately.

Please be careful driving into the field (some areas are muddy) and park sensibly/as advised. There is a charge of £3.00 for parking.

Follow on site directions for the bird. When walking around the site, please respect locals privacy and try not to piss anyone off, e.g. horse-riders, dog-walkers, etc. This is someone's local patch and they would like to be able to show their face on it in the future.

See map below (click on it for the full size version). Leave a comment or email gwentbirding(at)googlemail(dot)com if further info required.

Ooh, it's throat is quite yellow isn't it?

And a lovely black mask.


Dave Hallam said...

Lovely bird, thanks for the pics.

Lee Dingain said...

Crikey!! Very nice indeed!

Darryl said...

Lee, they were precisely the words I said when it reappeared in front of me,... plus a little effin' and blindin' :)

darren hughes said...

Bloody hell looks like I'm coming home Mam and Nain will be pleased.I bet you shit yourself when came across that one.

The Biggest Twitch said...

Thanks for the detailed info very useful and for the sensible plea for no idiotic behaviour - fingers crossed!