I am glad Wild Boar are not in my garden!
It was a most enjoyable couple of days away, staying in Symonds Yat (East) with great views from the Guest House of the Symonds Yat Rapids a man-made feature on the River Wye. A pity the sun was not shining when I took the pics.
Cannop Ponds was on the agenda for a walk and thankfully welly boots had been packed as they certainly were needed after the rains of recent weeks. A couple of pairs of Mandarins, several Little Grebes who were ducking and diving too much for me to get a more accurate count, Tufted Duck and Cormorant were the remaining highlights here. At the feeding station were numerous Blue and Great Tits, Dunnocks, Robins (having a tussle occasionally), Blackbirds and a Nuthatch made up the numbers.
A tasty fish!
Enjoying the sunshine or drying off...the latter methinks!
Parkend was where the distant Hawfinch was seen once only despite a couple of lengthy visits. Again Blue and Great Tits were to be seen in good numbers also Chaffinches! Wren, Song Thrush, Greenfinch, Dunnock and Nuthatch were also in much evidence as were the Sheep that were grazing freely, no wonder the Hawfinches were mobile.lol
On arrival at Yat Rock the pair of Peregrines that nest there were both perched on what is I believe a favoured tree, although one was obscured by the branches to see clearly. We had good views from the viewpoint of Raven, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Cormorant.
Seed had been left in various places including a hole in one of the trees close to the viewpoint. Nuthatch, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Robin, Chaffinch and again in good numbers were Great and Blue Tits were the species enjoying the seed offerings.
Peregrine pair perched...honestly. lol
I reckon another visit in Spring will be needed to have better views of a Goshawk or two!