Sunday, 19 April 2009

Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) - Linkey Down, Aston Rowant. 13/04/09

Ring Ouzel.

I returned again to Aston Rowant late afternoon today to see if I could get any better photos of the male Ring Ouzel that was still present. Unfortunately it was rather nervy and remained out of sight for long periods and when it did show it was at distance for most of the time, it spent much of it's time feeding close to the fenced paddocks in the middle of Linkey Down before disappearing out of view behind the fenced pens. Other than a few Blackbirds, Red Kites, a pair of Buzzards, an over-flying Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler it was quite quiet. I learnt later that somebody had seen a birder walking along the bottom of Linkey Down which isn't a public footpath and perhaps may account for the rather nervy Ouzel.

Linkey Down, Aston Rowant.

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