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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding - DAVID SAUN­DERS

If trav­el­ling from the south choose the western road past Wentwood Reser­voir to give more time park at Foresters’ Oaks. See Mal­lard, Great Crested and Lit­tle Grebes and Coot.

1Siskins and Cross­bills are res­i­dent, the lat­ter likely to be seen with newly fledged young­sters at any time of the year while a sight­ing of Firecrests may pro­vide the best thrill of the day.

2The clear-felled ar­eas prove ideal for Tree Pipit and Whitethroat.

3 4To en­joy the thrill of a sight­ing a Goshawk, that most elu­sive of wood­land preda­tors, may re­quire a visit shortly af­ter dawn.

As a con­trast head for the sum­mit of Gray Hill, if only for the views over the For­est.

5Visit at dusk for Wood­cock and Night­jar, or dawn for Goshawk

Night­jar Cross­bill

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