Record shot of Ring Ouzel – on the NENBC Felbrigg mid-week walk
And the answer to the question ‘I wonder what awaits us?’ was.. a Ring Ouzel! This was the best bird, of the 51 species seen, on the NENBC mid-week walk yesterday. Found, in the company of a few ‘continental Blackbird’, at the traditional location of the Hawthorns at the edge of the water meadows. The supporting cast included: good numbers of Redwing, Starling & Lapwing heading west, male Mandarin on the lake, the pair of Stonechat still in Boathouse Bay and a few Brambling near the church. The National Trust walk in the afternoon, though well-attended, failed to produce very much of interest – with the singular exception of Grey Wagtail by the out-flow.