Sunday, 28 October 2012

City Center Birding

With news of a Black Redstart and a Ring Ouzel in the City, i took advantage of the clocks going back an hour, using that extra hour to go for a jaunt around the city before work on Sunday.

Walking via Jenny Lind Park and Chapelfield Gardens, no Waxwing have yet made it this far inland. James had no luck the previous day hunting for the reported Ring Ouzel near St Andrews Car park, and after 10minutes despite finding loads of Blackbird i was about to leave when i heard a Ring Ouzel call. Something i heard a lot in North Norfolk last week. I soon saw the bird in flight, a juv/female type bird showing its pale wing markings it was soon gone against into the bushes.

I spent nearly an hour around the Cathedral meeting Paul and Ricky but no Black Redstart. Two Peregrine where on the spire which was nice to see, and walking back to work a flock of Redwing flew over.

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