Pontardawe to Ystalyfera

Walked the Route 43 cycle track.Plenty of birds/flowers and butterflies. The wild garlic and bluebells are quite spectacular and the aroma a real treat.

Bird species;Song Thrush(4),Blackbird(18),Mistle Thrush(2),Buzzard(2),Red Kite(1),Blackcap(12),Whitethroat(6),Wood Warbler(8),Blue Tit(8 including one pair feeding young in a nest at ground level at base of tree),Great Tit(6),Robin(10),Wren(7),Chaffinch(9 singing males)Cuckoo(1 calling on slopes above Pant Teg),Great-Spotted Woodpecker(1),Grey Heron(1),Dipper(1),Grey Wagtail(2),Pied Wagtail(2).Goosander(20, which included two males and 8 ducklings).Butterflies;Large White,Small White,Orange Tip,Brimstone,Red Admiral and Speckled Wood.

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