The forecast was good and the best of the Bank Holiday weekend so it was obvious I'd get up and head out birding, early. Not quite this time, as my daughter was with me and she detests bird watching. I failed here obviously in her early years. Still, I did manage to persuade her to come out as I had some target birds to see. Pied Flycatcher and Ring Ouzel were top of that list as I'd dipped on them several times already this year.
After 5 minutes, strike one with a lovely female Pied Flycatcher flitting around the trees. It put on a lovely show.
Strike two, a short time later was the Ring Ouzel. Merrily feeding and moving between fence line and shrubs. It was quite a distance away so this shot is heavily cropped. I hope for better later this year.
To top off a good morning, I bumped into a good birding friend of mine. So a good morning it was indeed.