At the heart of the Forest of Dean, this mature oak woodland throngs with birds all year round. See Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts in the spring, all three British woodpecker species in summer and Nuthatches in the autumn. Wrap up warm to see Goshawks and Treecreepers during the winter, then return for carpets of Bluebells in spring.

Scrunch through the woods between May and June to see Pied Flycatchers flitting from branch to branch, en route to the nest boxes they readily breed in. The distinctive spinning coin call of the Wood Warbler rings out – look out for their vibrant green and yellow plumage through spring and summer. And you can't miss the flash of red as a noisy group of Crossbills busy themselves in the conifers.

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