A Good Weekend's Birding
|Marsh Tit, Highnam Woods|
|Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, mid-drum, Highnam Woods|
Also at Highnam Woods, three drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Green Woodpeckers, four Goldcrests, a Tawny Owl calling briefly at 8.45am, two Marsh Tits at the hide feeders, and two Roe Deer.
|Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, preening, Highnam Woods|
|Snowdrops, Highnam Woods|
Recent sightings on the local patch include a Green Sandpiper in the stream at Clearwater Drive wetland area, also a Little Egret seen here. A female Blackcap continues to visit the garden, as does a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, and a Lesser Redpoll was seen on Saturday.
|Green Sandpiper, record shot, Clearwater Drive, Quedgeley|
|Starling, Clearwater Drive, Quedgeley|
|Female Blackcap, garden|
|Water Rail, WWT Slimbridge|
|Honey Bee on Winter-flowering Honeysuckle, garden|