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Gloucestershire reserves
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Results for nagshead, Winter
  • Blog Post: Rare birds, large mammals and clear skies at last

    After such wet and windy weather over the Christmas period, it has been nice to have some clear crisp winter days over the past week. Several bird species have been heard singing at Nagshead due to the mild weather, including Mistle Thrush , Song Thrush and Goldcrest . On Friday 10 th January, Two-barred...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Brrr!

    It's a little chilly out there, but very beautiful with the winter sunshine out on both reserves. The tits at Highnam were out in force, so I was glad I was able to top the feeders up for them. A nuthatch was eager to snaffle some of the seed and successfully kept the table to herself for a while...
  • Blog Post: Hawfinch welcome

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Finch frenzy!

    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...
  • Blog Post: Tracking in the snow

    Winter wonderland, RSPB Nagshead (Photo: Lewis Thomson) During the recent week of snow, it was brilliant to get up to Nagshead and walk the paths looking for animal tracks. I managed to find signs of Fox, Wild Boar, Fallow Deer, Grey Squirrel and a couple of rodent tracks on a stroll around the Long...
  • Blog Post: On the mild side

    Firstly we would like to wish all of our followers a Happy New Year. Hopefully 2012 will be a fantastic wildlife packed year for all! The weather so far this winter has been quite remarkable, the past week has felt more like early spring than the beginning of January. Mistle and Song Thrushes have...
  • Blog Post: Snowdrops and snow drops!

    Despite some pretty heavy downpours yesterday morning I couldn't help looking out the office window and wishing I could be outside, so at lunchtime I escaped and headed for Highnam. I took a walk up the hill onto the public footpath, admiring the piles of brash in the recently felled coppice plot...