Monday, April 23, 2007

Finally found one

Well this is the year to find one I guess with approaching 20 birds now recorded in the area this April. I've looked at likely locations for many years without finding one of these birds and was starting to get a bit sick of close-cropped sward. Still, an hour searching the Newborough Fen area yeilded this male today near the junction of Bridgehill Road and Werrington Bridge Road, near the northern outskirts of Peterborough. Managed a record shot of sorts in the rain.

This is the first for Tony Parker's Newborough Fen patch and the 201st species I've located in the area.

Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus

Digiscoped with Nikon Coolpix P4 and Leica 20x77 APO

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