A week in the forest of Dean

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Just back from a week away in the Forest of Dean with my grandson with limited birding opportunities as the week was geared around ensuring he had a good time.

I added a few year ticks with Ravens in the garden of our cottage and I twitched the Yellow-browed Warbler a couple of miles from where we stayed and found my first there too. I dipped on the at Newport but did manage to pick up the Red-rumped Swallow with Swallow and at Cmw Ivy whilst on my way down to Rossilli in search of Chough where I found a group of eight feeding by the coastguards hut at Worms Head.

I had great views of several at New Fancy and another single bird whilst walking at Pike. Hawfinch and were seen but only as fly overs.

One of five Jays at Parkend
Loads of in the area
Blackbird
at Worm Head
at Cannop Ponds
Nice blood moon while there.
at Parkend
Marsh Tit at Parkend
Mandarin at Cannop Ponds
Mallard at Cannop Ponds
…..wouldn’t be a trip to Wales without some action.
Robin at Parkend

 

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

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