Having missed two Marmora's Warblers for one reason or another,this bird,near Blaenavon,Gwent was very welcome indeed !! I very nearly took friday as a holiday and thought id go early doors,but i finish at 12.30pm anyway and would have had to use a fulls days holiday on what is essentially a half day.So i decided to sneak off at 11.30 considering the bird was showing well and appearing to be on territory........no probs !! Well it showed five mins before we got there,then we had a three hour wait.......afternoons are the worst time we all know,but i didnt reckon on three hours without sight or sound.Anyway,eventually i saw the bird very well,and what a little cracker it was....the nearest it came was the 'Holly bush' so photo wise,much too far but i got some records for my own purposes.Wichats were much in evidence,Raven seen too,traffic was excellent there and back.Great bird great twitch !!