SN9767 : Red Kite Feeding Signs on the A470 at Rhayader

taken 3 years ago, near to Rhayader/Rhaeadr Gwy, Powys, Great Britain

Red Kite Feeding Signs on the A470 at Rhayader
Red Kite Feeding Signs on the A470 at Rhayader
The red kite is Wales' most popular bird (LinkExternal link Daily Post) and is a national symbol of wildlife in Wales. Red kites are regularly fed by humans in some parts of mid-Wales. This has a dual purpose: it is intended to help sustain and increase the kite population through the provision of extra food, and it also acts as a tourism draw.

Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding and Rehabilitation Centre, near Rhayader is one kite feeding location where between 200 and 500 kites visit per day. It is signposted by brown (tourist route) signs on the A470 into the town from the south.
The A470
The A470, also known as the Cardiff to Glan Conwy Trunk Road, is the major long-distance road in Wales, from Cardiff on the south coast to Llandudno on the north coast. It is 185 miles long, and has undergone considerable road improvement in the last two decades. While previously one had to navigate the narrow roads of Llanidloes and Dolgellau, both these market towns are now bypassed due to extensive road modernisation.

The road travels through two of Wales's national parks, the Brecon Beacons in the South and Snowdonia National Park, starting just south of Dinas Mawddwy in the North. It is a primary trunk route throughout its length, and the southernmost 26 miles, from Cardiff Bay to Merthyr Tydfil, is mainly direct and good quality dual carriageway, but most of the route from north of Merthyr to Llandudno is single carriageway.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Nikon P100 
Road (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 977 676 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.8187N 3:30.0474W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 978 675
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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