The RSPB Dinas reserve is a great morning walk. From the car park you can see overflying ravens and Red Kites- not to mention Buzzards. The boardwalk trail ( slippery after rain- this IS Wales) goes past nest boxes with Pied Flycathers. At the end there is a muddy circular trail around an oak covered hillock. Walking left you flank the hill and overlook a meadow. Redstarts like the edges and Wood warblers sing from the oaks on the slopes and Tree Pipits are possible in the open areas. The path becomes narrow and rocky as it curves back along the river which alledgedly has dipper. The large hills up the valley have elusive ouzels and Peregrines have been known to fly over.
The mountain roads to the west are great for Whinchat, Wheatear , Raven etc.
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Thanks for that Seymour. It sounds a wonderful place!
Just wondering if you saw my post a while back about the welsh programme called 'Wild Wales'
It can be seen on BBCi Wales. You would love it!!