Saturday, 12 October 2013

dropped into cow gap in the evening hoping some ring ouzels would still be about. after covering the whole of the hollow i had only seen 30, being difficult buggers in the scrub. disappointing, and i bet there must've been loads in the morning. heading back when i reached the top i could hear soft calls overhead, looking up there was a flock of 34 circling high, nice. then more calls from another direction....a flock of 60. they joined together and more were added, in all about 120 in one group, circling and gaining height! looking to the west another flock of 60 had risen up from chat vale. the sun was setting and the wind had dropped and the ouzels were all on their way, magic stuff.