Saturday 22 January 2022

Wintering Ring Ouzel

Been a spell since I updated my blog. End of last year was pretty mad with work but will try and put a few photos from the Autumn on later this weekend. 

This drake Ring Ouzel was found by Paul Bolton just over a week ago at Star Pit and was a superb find indeed. Dogsthorpe Star Pit is fairly underwatched but has produced some great birds in the past, such as Green-winged Teal and Sabine's Gull but these days the pits is reedmace filled so the bushes are where the action is. 

Wintering Ring Ouzels are pretty rare and showy Ring Ouzels even rarer so a combination of the two was great to experience today. Easily the closest and best views of Ouzel I have ever had. 

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