Forest of Dean

Friday 1st June 2007

An early start in the forest with Andy rewarded us with a good selection of birds and other wildlife:

Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill
Two Turtle Doves (being characterstically shy), 20 Siskins and Lesser Redpolls, four Garden Warblers, a Tree Pipit and 13 Wild Boar (two adults and 11 young). At the car park, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were feeding young, a Redstart calling and a Buzzard.

A Firecrest, several Goldcrests, a pair of Pied Flycatchers feeding young, a pair of Nuthatches also feeding young, a pair of Bullfinches and a Treecreeper.

(Photos of Wild Boar: © Paul Masters)


I wish that I had the time to find these adventures that you have. Nagshead reminds me of home. Although I am not from there, it is close enough. I can smell the salt air.

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