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A fantastic number of thrushes can currently be seen around Nagshead feeding on the abundance of berries. There is a small rowan at the back of the car park which is being defended by the Mistle Thrush below. The Mistle Thrush has a real battle on its hands, I watched at least five Blackbirds raiding...
23 Nov 2011
King of the finches!
At least two Hawfinches have been feeding on sloes and hawthorn berries along the entrance track to Nagshead for the past few days. They are such incredible birds and high on many peoples must see list. It has been a real privilege to watch them behaving naturally and even having scraps with Blackbirds...
7 Dec 2011
The two Hawfinches from the previous post have now increased to a flock of at least eight! They are still feeding on the same blackthorn and hawthorn bushes at the start of the entrance track up to Nagshead visitor centre giving our visitors a very warm and exciting welcome to the reserve. As you pass...
14 Dec 2011
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
Ice sculptures & sun rays
After all the recent rain a crisp, sunny spell of weather was very welcome on the reserves. Woodlands always look spectacular on frosty, clear sky days, especially at Nagshead with the bare ancient oaks standing proud while sunbeams filter through to the woodland floor. The frosts also meant that wellies...
14 Dec 2012
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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