Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Ring Ouzel

This is a bird I always look forward to arriving back on my adopted patch. It's not always an easy bird to spot and not always guaranteed. There have been years where I've not seen one at all, which lead me to think that maybe they are just on passage and my timing was out. This year however my luck was certainly in.
A nice bright and early morning saw me looking  down the valley at Danebower in bright sunshine. I had come across a pair a few nights earlier but they didn't hang around and were quite distant.
This time though, I had one in song from the old chimney.

The valley at Danebower.

The chimney in the quarry. 

The Ring Ouzel. A nice male on the corner of the chimney.



Showing a very nice crisp white bib.

11 comments:

  1. Delighted to see you caught up with this migrant species.

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  2. What a cool bird! Awesome sighting and wonderful photos. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  3. A lovely bird to see and photograph

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  4. Great spotting and photography. Are they kind of like the Dippers we have? I think another name for those is water ouzel.

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  5. Beautiful little bird with a bright bill.

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  6. Your photography is very good. I am not familiar with this bird. Have lots of them maybe I will spot one one day.

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  7. Lovely photos. I like first one especially. Blue sky over the dark mountains is beautiful.

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  8. Hello, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Hi Y'all!

    Great photo of a fascinating bird.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  10. What a formal bird! Always ready for casino.
    ~

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