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