Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Nope, not an add for Germaloids but two words to describe an hour on Beacon Lane this evening in pursuit of a male Ring Ouzel. First seen by 'Yours Truly' at 7pm in the horse paddock on the E side of Beacon Lane near South Stream , it 'disappeared' in the field's undulations and then for good. The other horse fields at the N end of the lane were checked by Mr McD and I and nowt, so back to the original location and after a few minutes, it rose from the ground into the top of a tree, pursued by a male Blackbird. And then chased from the tree onto the ground and so time for some sneaky, sneaky camera action. Into the field and a glimpse-ette as it was harried by a Magpie and another Blackbird and eventually into a a large Elder from which it never emerged (a closer look indicated it had gone south). So no snaps but a good time was had by all (well, me and Linds).