On the 30th June:


An afternoon and evening in the Forest of Dean, in the Beechenhurst Enclosure we saw 6 pairs of Whinchats, 4+ Whitethroats, a pair of Kestrels, a Sparrowhawk, c25 Redpolls, a Tree Pipit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Jays and 2 Wood Warblers with one bird feeding by the side of the track. Then we went to Nags Head Reserve seeing another Whinchat and at least 2 Woodcocks. Returning to our first location we heard 2 Grasshopper Warblers 'reeling', saw a Barn Owl and 2 Nightjars with another 2 heard 'churring', one bird gave excellent views sitting on the path ahead of us, we watched it fly up after a moth and return to the path.


Leading a birdwatching holiday to Northern Spain.