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Old Tuesday 22nd May 2012, 22:03   #1
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Visiting Cardiff

Visiting Cardiff in early June and wanted to know any good reserves and places for wildlife? I do hope to go to to Skomer. How far is it from Cardiff?

How far is Gigrin from Cardiff?

Would love to see beautiful landscapes and wildlife including:-

1. Tree Pipits

2. Woodlark

3. Nightjar

4. Dartford warbler

5. Nightingale

6. Seals of any sort

7. Dolphins

8. Whales

9. Seabirds of any sort esp Manxies and closer views of Puffins.

10. Wood Warblers

11. Goshawk

12. Honey Buzzard

13. Redstart

14. Pied Flycatcher

I would love to visit sand dunes, wetlands, woods, heaths and any other landscape avaiable.

I hope to spend 3-4 days. Thanks in advance!
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Old Wednesday 23rd May 2012, 15:13   #2
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Hi Himalaya. Skomer I'd guess to be about 3 hours from Cardiff and Gigrin Farm maybe 2 1/2 hours. Both are worth a visit. Newport Wetlands Centre and Kenfig Pool are significantly closer and can often throw up some interesting birds.

Hopefully some Cardiff birders can throw in some more suggestions.

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Old Wednesday 23rd May 2012, 21:11   #3
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I wanted to get an idea so can plan how many days I will need!

Looks like 3-4 at least LOL
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