For some reason, I haven’t remembered to mention the bids spotted each day so I’ll give a synopsis here and try to mention any highlights each day.
Day 1, Chepstow to Monmouth, Jays, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers stood out.
Day 2, Monmouth to Pandy, nothing remarkable really. Red Kite and a sublime Grey Heron, lifting out of a hidden brook 20 yards ahead of me, stick in the memory. A few Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch as well.
Day 3, Pandy to Hay on Wye, a really good look at a Wheatear (see below) and a couple of nice Stonechat.