After decorating all day on the nicest day of the year we had a run out again tonight when Mick came home from work to try and find the Ring Ouzel, just outside the Cleveland boundary, after the disappointment of yesterday. We had a lovely walk in the evening sunshine, plenty of pheasants, grouse, pipits and linnets on the way up but no Ring Ouzel. We were on our way back to the car when luck prevailed and we spotted one. It didn't hang around for long, just enough time to get a record shot before it hopped into the heather. When checking the books at home it looks like the subspecies from Southern Europe - very white wing panel?
5 days ago