Firecrests in the Forest

Saturday 13th June 2009

I spent an excellent day's birding in the Forest of Dean today making the most of the pleasant weather, with four singing male Firecrests (above and below) in the Speech House Walk/Great Saintlow/Yewtreebrake area, also a Tree Pipit, a mating pair of Garden Warblers, a pair of Chiffchaffs with two juveniles, four Willow Warblers, two Blackcaps, a Golden-ringed Dragonfly, a Black-tailed Skimmer and several Large Red Damselfies. A quick visit to Nagshead RSPB produced the target species there, a Spotted Flycatcher.

Photos below: Golden-ringed Dragonfly and Large Red Damselfly


Fantastic Firecrest images Paul.
Paul said…
Thanks - gotta be one of my favourite birds, so full of character.
Richard Ford said…
Great photos Paul. Love the Golden ringed dragonfly eating it's lunch.
birdy said…
Hi Paul!
You have a cool blog with awesome pictures.

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