No.78 Ring Ouzel
When it flew off, I was very surprised that it didn't fly back to the northern boundary of the field where Steve had seen it earlier but instead just flew around me and landed on the other side of me...and
a bit nearer too!
It then started feeding in the grass alongside the fence and came quite close a few times...
It suddenly became quite agitated and started 'Chacking' and this was why...
A second male Ring Ouzel.. The bird on the left flew in and the original bird didn't like it....
'Seeing it off'
This is the second bird which I didn't get anymore photos of because shortly after taking this they were both flushed by a low flying helicopter. The views had exceeded my expectations and needless to say I was very happy I decided on Beer Head instead of housework.
The only other migrants I saw on Beer Head were five Wheatears and four Stonechats.
Wheatear only just on a post!
Right on the cliff edge and managing to cling on in the strong NE wind.