Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Local birding

I finally saw this nice female Ring Ouzel the other day on the Nunnery Lakes.  I hadn't expected to see it, thinking it may have already departed, and there was no sign in its favoured bushes when I walked past them.  However the arrival of a rainstorm forced me to seek shelter in the hide and it was during this time that the bird suddenly appeared feeding on a patch of bare stony earth.  Later it was feeding on Hawthorn berries in the rain.  When the sun eventually came out it was still showing well and looked different than in the overcast light.  I was wishing that I had my paints with me...

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