Another early walk around the greater Blaenavon landscape lulled into a false sense of security by a promising weather forecast. The relict red bricked buildings that are a legacy of the open cast operations at Canada Tips are now the canvas for some unregulated community artwork.
I was still hopeful for a passing dotterel but had to be content with four lapwing. There's sure to be a record from some soft-shoe weekender who stumbles across a couple of birds close to a tourist honey pot site this Bank Holiday. The only high point in an otherwise cold bird free morning was another record of fir clubmoss from the bed of a long breached industrial waterbody.