Notes on birds & wildlife from an east coast birder, wildlife enthusiast & photographer
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Ouzel still there
Monday 16th April arriving at the Oval at 7.30am, I walked towards the Oval and immediately saw the excellent male Ring Ouzel through the diamond shaped opening of the wall but unfortunately it was very close to the wall and sadly saw me at the same time I saw him (it would have made a cracking photo, had he stayed) and he flew towards the bushes in the north- east corner. The bird later appeared usually by the bushes or in the north east corner in front of the stand in the shaded areas. I checked Sparrow's Nest saw nothing and walking back to the Oval, some "chup chup" calls heralded a small flock of 8 Crossbill flying overhead heading in a north/ north-west direction. The Ring Ouzel was still showing in the north- east corner, occasionally being spooked by the barking of dogs and walkers looking over the wall.