Alas, a visit to 'the' yew tree produced nothing and after a wander round the 'ring' met up with some fellow photographers and then began to circumnavigate the ring again when, all of a sudden, two Ring Ouzels appeared in the top of a tall ivy clump at the back of the flint mines....only for about five seconds mind you! By the time the camera was raised they were off but I managed to capture a few record shots...sufficient to make a positive I.D. as there were a number of Blackbirds about which was confusing and raised our hopes on several occasions! Not good, but as I only had a nano second glimpse of another in the Yew Tree I was pleased to get even these shots!
However, it was a beautiful Autumn morning although a tad cold but nevertheless enjoyable. There were a few migrants about with Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and a small flock of House Martins flying south. Mixed flocks of finches were present and a couple of Goldcrests were feeding in 'the' Yew tree.
|One of the finches...a rather poorly presented Goldfinch|
|Britains smallest bird...the Goldcrest|
|There are plenty of berries for the Ring Ouzels!|
|Constantly on the move|
|Enjoying the insects on 'the' yew tree.|
perhaps they will pose for me next time!