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A day's visit to Nagshead the RSPB Nature Reserve.

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Today was one when the weather was not able to make up its mind,so we decided to visit the Forest of Dean nature reserve.This is an area of such natural beauty.The oak trees were planted at the time of the Napoleonic Wars providing a large canopy.
We started at the visitor’s centre.One of the photos shows the Sedum roof.
Flag Irises were abundant in the pools and lake.

Whilst using one of the hides,the Kingfisher suddenly posed for us……what a treat.

The notorious Wild Boar and family had been sited shortly before we arrived.

Hope you enjoy the photos of our day.Well worth a visit.

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Very nice and rugged.You did well to snap the Kingfisher. I have never seen one in the flesh.
We also went out today and saw a building with a sedum green roof(at a bowling club in a park in Southend) .

19 Jun, 2016

 

that's a lovely day out. Saw kingfishers a couple of years ago at Potterick Carr near Doncaster.

weather is now duff here. heavy-ish rain and cooler than it should be in June.

19 Jun, 2016

 

What an interesting place :)

19 Jun, 2016

 

Great photos too, especially the bracket fungus and the kingfisher and the flag. A grand walk!

19 Jun, 2016

 

A lovely natural walk, and to view a Kingfisher who are such shy birds you did well....

19 Jun, 2016

 

What a lovely place for a walk, just goes to show that there are still some wild and natural places left for the wildlife. Lucky you having the Kingfisher posing for you, it's usually just a flash of blue and gone!

20 Jun, 2016

 

I feel so lucky the Kingfisher posed for awhile for us.....thank you Stera for identifying the Fungus......Would love to see the green sedum roof,Paul.....the intention for going was to see the Hawthorn Finch......but alas,no sighting.Apparently twice the size of the Sparrow.

20 Jun, 2016

 

That's not the name of a particular fungus Meadowland - it applies to all the ones that shape that grow on trees etc.

Just had a hunt through a mushroom book and found only two remotely like it so won't venture on suggesting what it is except that its very pretty!

20 Jun, 2016

 

Lovely place . . . my OH used to work at Mitcheldean. Whenever I think of the Forest of Dean, I think of the day I saw the playwright Dennis Potter in a café there - Cinderford possibly :)

Great blog Julia.

13 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Sheila.....I've lived near the Forest of Dean for many years and only now visited Nag'shead.! Always the same........Fancy seeing him there.

14 Aug, 2016

 

Yes - I'm fairly sure it was his home territory, and in fact one of his plays for TV was set there (obvs can't remember which one!).

14 Aug, 2016

 

Yes,he lived at Berry Hill which is near Coleford.Was the play called "Ticket to Ride"?

17 Aug, 2016

 

Not sure Julia. All I can remember is a boy sitting in a tree . . . !

17 Aug, 2016

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