Male Ring Ouzel!
Landed briefly on tree tops just behind garden.
Might have to do this more often
North Baddesley, Hampshire
Hit the 'motherlode' on our morning constitutional Today! Walked down to a small lake a couple of miles from home with the dog. Often the walk can be more interesting than the lake itself but this morning both paid dividends! On our way down there I had Barred warbler, (Eastern) Black-eared Wheatear (a year and patch tick), Turtle Dove, Red-backed Shrike and a singing Ortolan Bunting (another year tick)!
The lake itself gave up a lovely male Little Bittern, Sombre Tit and a female Citrine wagtail, another patch tick!
The walk back also provided lovely views of a handsome fox-red Steppe Buzzard.
Keep calm and carry on Dan would be my wish for the thread, it’s been fascinating to follow.
Here in France as you presumably know from your folks, after May 11 we can wander further afield (up to 100kms(!)) though that may not apply to all areas depending on rates of infection département by département and without the need to carry the self-completed justification form, my being restricted to walks no further than 1km from the house will therefore end just as the spring migration does :C , still we’re lucky to not be living in a built up area so it will be a great release for the town and city dwelling French birders!:t: