Patch Trip

With a phone call from a friend on the 12th my mind was made up as to where I was going on the 13th….Cheesegate Nab why? Ring Ouzels had made a return to one of their stop off points whilst migrating. Ten  minutes after arriving and clocking site of Curlew, Linnet, Kestrel, Skylark, Green Woodpecker on my way I had found five male Ring Ouzels, they were distant and didn’t come further down the hillside whilst I was there, I did manage a distant photo.

Ring Ouzel

I made a return journey along a road that is visited by Wheatears on migration alas I didn’t see any so they must be lagging behind somewhere. With an unexpected phone I had to cut my watching a bit short this week but not before catching a few photos of Pied Wagtails on my thru the Broadstones area

Pied Wagtail

It was good also to hear the sound of Willow Warblers back on their local breeding grounds, not many bird species today but it was good to hear Willow Warblers again and see Ring Ouzels on migration…is summer making a return???

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