West Down

Sunday 7th April 2013
Male Ring Ouzel, West Down
Finally the wind direction has changed to the south, giving a much more spring-like feel to the day. With Andy and Mark this morning I managed to locate a male Ring Ouzel at West Down near the track to Wontley Farm. After being flushed by dog walkers who decided to walk straight into where it was instead of using the footpath, it did return to the same area. A female bird Andy found from nearer the farm was not seen again. Eventually it flew off in the direction of Postlip Hill. Also of note, two Wheatears were on the track from Wontley Farm towards Cleeve Common and two Red-legged Partridges near West Down Car park. We couldn't, however, nail a Black Redstart found by Mike between West Down and the masts.

And finally, yes it's more Hawfinch photos; these from this morning when I finally had decent light.


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