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RockyRacoon
Monday 20th March 2006, 20:12
Should Nightjars, Wood Warblers and Redstarts still be around and easy to see in the middle of September? Anyone know where I can find any trip reports? Or what I'd expect to see?

RockyRacoon
Tuesday 28th March 2006, 19:39
Just wondering whether or not anyone could give me a Multimap Link on the best sites to see Birds in the New Forest, particularly Redstarts, Nightjars and Wood Warblers.
But if anyone has any info they think may be useful, it would be greatly appreciated.

dan pointon
Tuesday 28th March 2006, 20:13
Hi Jake,

I doubt the above summer migrants would still be around in September, though there is a good chance of things such as Crossbill, Woodlark and possibly even Hawfinch if you go to the right places. Bolderwood, where there is a car park and open area is oftern good, although I don't know any other sites. Perhaps there is a birding site for the area?

Cheers

JohnnyH
Tuesday 28th March 2006, 20:41
Just wondering whether or not anyone could give me a Multimap Link on the best sites to see Birds in the New Forest, particularly Redstarts, Nightjars and Wood Warblers.
But if anyone has any info they think may be useful, it would be greatly appreciated.

Jake,

Try the following, http://www.hos.org.uk/, lots of info & useful links. As Dan rightly says Sept is a bit late for your target birds, but lots of other good stuff to see.

Cheers,

John.

MSA
Tuesday 28th March 2006, 23:00
Your "target birds" will be quite tricky from late June on, when they more or less stop singing, but you might chance upon family parties of Redstart and Wood Warbler - both of which seem to be harder to find anyway, over the last 4-5 years especially. Acres Down, about 4 miles north-west of Lyndhurst, has a few of both species, as do the woods around Beaulieu Road railway station (Denny Wood and the wood to the south of Denny, name escapes me).