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Nest records begin!
With the weather being so up and down in the past two months I was convinced that our first nest record at Nagshead would be an early Robin or Mistle Thrush but, to my complete surprise, I was lucky enough to witness a mating pair of Crossbills last week and watch the female busily collecting nesting...
21 Feb 2012
What a place!
It has been a fantastic week on the reserves and looking at the list of sightings you would be forgiven for thinking we were in a remote area of Eastern Europe or Scandinavia rather than Gloucestershire! Hawfinches performing courtship displays, Brambling flocks feeding on beech mast, nest building Crossbills...
6 Mar 2012
Winter birds and volunteer work parties
Many of our winter birds have already arrived, with two Bramblings , eight Fieldfares and 30 Redwings seen at Nagshead today! The Bramblings were feeding on Beech mast with three Hawfinches and a small flock of Chaffinches along the main forestry track between Campbell Hide and the heath area. Redwings...
20 Oct 2011
I've just returned to the office from Nagshead and have to share the wildlife spectacle that I have just witnessed. First let me set the scene, it was rotten earlier today with heavy rain and strong winds, but this afternoon the wind dropped and the sky cleared, the low sun lighting up the yellows...
3 Nov 2011
Although something in my brain is nagging at me saying that the cold of winter can only just be around the corner, it feels as though autumn is really only just getting going. It seems that the trees have been promising to turn their colours through most of October, but something has been keeping them...
4 Nov 2013
The recent frosts and a breezy day on Friday finally persuaded the trees at Nagshead to shed their leaves. A gust of wind now creates a blizzard of orange leaves and yellow larch needles. The reserve seems quiet again now, but winter birds have been arriving in good numbers. Redwings can be seen foraging...
11 Dec 2013
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