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16th January 2022 – Forest of Dean

I had read that the best way to see hawfinches in the Forest of Dean was to stay in your car and, as that is the sort of birding I am restricted to at the moment, I saw an opportunity. In fact, I did have to get out of the car at Parkend but did manage to see three hawfinches. However, they were very high up and almost impossible to photograph.

A very distant hawfinch
Hawfinch almost as distant

At Cannop Ponds we stopped near a feeder and the best I managed to photo was a marsh tit, a nut hatch and a little grebe on the pond.

Marsh tit
Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Marsh tit
Little grebe
These wigeon made quite a din
Nuthatch very nervous of the larger blackbird
… but looking much more aggressive here

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