After our trip to Ecuador it took a good bird to get us motivated, and this was just the ticket! Superb weather, a bird that although was not easy gave good views, although getting the definitive shot was a little more difficult (well done Richard Stonier!). Three of our group needed the bird as a lifer, although myself and Jayne have seen the species on Scilly in the past.
After a few hours we headed to New Fancy View in the Forest of Dean where up to 4 Goshawks gave some stunning views, one male gave a flypast at about 200 yards range, best views i have ever had of this species. Cannop Ponds produced about 25 Mandarin Ducks and a Kingfisher.
An excellent days birding, can't wait till next week.