I am taking a guided walk round part of the reserve this Sunday (8th) and would welcome a few more visitors. the walk will start from the main car park at 10.30 and follow the old tramway (Oldham Way) up to the Chew valley. Part of the walk passes through the conifer plantation to the south of the reserve, an area which has been quite productive for birds recently. A goshawk has been sighted in this area a couple of times in the last week or so and you never know we might get lucky! Other regulars are green and great spotted woodpecker, coal, great, blue and long tailed tit, together with nuthatch, tree creeper and a strong possibility of little owl in the Charnel Clough area. there has been a male cuckoo calling in the vicinity though ther's a strong chance he will have flown south by now. You never know!
RSPB vol. John P
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