Peek into a nightjar nest

Ooo haven’t they grown! This amazing footage from the Forest of Dean shows the magic of nature: the first 18 days of life for two lucky nightjar chicks. It’s lovely to think that there are little miracles like this happening across the heaths of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire too.

We don’t have any cameras here on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area, so it’s a privilege to get a peek at cameras from other areas.

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