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  • Blog Post: Summer migrants arrive

    The settled weather over recent weeks has resulted in a good number of summer migrants turning up a little earlier than usual. The first Pied Flycatcher was found in the Lower Hide area at Nagshead on April 10th, followed by two singing Redstarts in Russell's Inclosure on April 12th. The table below...
  • Blog Post: Signs of spring

    Spring really doesn't feel far away now, with increasing day length and a definite warmth to the sun in sheltered spots. Snowdrops have carpeted the slope below the Pinetum at Highnam Woods for the past couple of weeks and the appearance of a Grey Heron stalking the Nursery Pond at Nagshead heralded...
  • Blog Post: Spring has Sprung at Highnam Woods!

    The weather may not back up such a claim, but if you venture out in the sunny spells or simply ignore the sky you will find that Highnam Woods is in the midst of spring. The bluebells are out, so it must be true! The cuckoo flower (lady's smock) has been out for a while now too, and is providing...
  • Blog Post: Breeding season in full swing

    The cold wet weather hasn't made the best of starts to the season, but I think all the species have now been ticked off on the reserve lists, with one nightjar so far recorded at Russell's Inclosure. An unexpected bonus for Lewis when out looking for these over the weekend was a barn owl hunting...
  • Blog Post: Record breaker!

    Well, it has been a very exciting start to spring at Nagshead . Our first Chiffchaffs arrived on March 21st followed by Blackcaps on the 26th. We were all pretty shocked by the early arrival of a male Pied Flycatcher on March 31st though! This is the earliest ever record for Gloucestershire! Congratulations...