A day out in the Forest of Dean, there are so many choices of where to go but I opted for Worsgreen and Crabtree Hill. Just as well I took my wellies as it was thick mud.
Lots of people about as it is half term, so the chances of wild boar or deer were reduced. I did see two fallow deer a long way off but they were fairly well into the trees when I first saw them and then never came out, at least not whilst I was watching and waiting.
I did see the Great grey shrike, in the distance, also distant views of a Sparrow hawk, Goshawk and a couple of Buzzards. On the lake there were a couple of Goosanders a pair of Teal and the usual Mallards Coots Swans etc.
Finally on the way home I popped into Cannop and sat for half an hour with the truck window open and observed the visitors to the bird table, taking a few photos along the way. It was quite busy (birds that is not people) and at one point it was almost like Heathrow with the birds lining up to land.
Most of the usual gang were on display, here are a few… Great Tit.
And that was it, nothing spectacular but a nice day with several conversations with other birders, walkers and just general folk.