Monday 1st April 2013

   Forest of Dean today.

   We did the usual spots, near New Fancy View, someone had put some food out. It attracted a good selection of Tits, Finches, Thrushes, Nuthatches, Pied Wagtails, Squirrels, a Sparrowhawk, a flyover Raven and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Best though was a unusually showy Treecreeper.


   Next stop Speech House. Again the usual suspects, and 12+ Redwings in the field by the Hotel and a few Jays knocking about too.

  At the Cannop pond feeders, again the usual assortment there too, this time including a Marsh Tit too. The main interest though, for a change was on the pond itself. The usual Mandarins, and the unusual 4 Garganey!!! 3 Drakes trying to get the attention of the one Duck, calling and displaying and not caring that i was stood within 10 feet of them!!!!

Garganey (Duck)

Garganey (Drake)


   Last stop Parkend Church, sadly no Hawfinches this time, but still a decent sized Brambling flock, coming to the feeders in the gardens.

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