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 Chiffchaff there too. I dipped on the Glossy Ibis at Newport but did manage to pick up the Red-rumped Swallow with Swallow and Sand Martin 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 Goshawk at New Fancy and another single bird whilst walking at Mallard Pike. Hawfinch and Crossbill were seen but only as fly overs.