Another annual target is the Hawfinch. I sat cramped in my hide for two hours and saw only four. Here is the male and a female.
A trip to New Fancy gave me the opportunity for Siskin and Goldfinch.
I bumped into Glenn Bailes at New Fancy, I first met Glenn at Slimbridge, but have bumped into him on a number of occasions since. He has a very good website you might want to check out, you will find it in the links page on my new website, which in turn can be found on the links here. I enjoyed spending time with him.
Closer to home I found this Mistle Thrush, it was helping itself to worms. I was amazed at it's strength and determination.
Finally I went to catch up with an old friend in the Wye valley. I've been watching a family of Little Owls, I say family, I have only seen the one this year but I know that last year there was at least one chick fledged. I hope that they are successful in breeding this year.
I get a great kick out of the many species in and around the Forest, There is always something to see.