Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dotterel and Ring Ouzels - Pendle Hill, Lancs - 21st April 2007.

A fine pair of Dotterel were frequenting the northern end of the summit late afternoon. The trudge up and down was enlivened no end by the presence of a minimum of 12 Ring Ouzel frequenting the slopes to the SE of the left hand path. Four male Ouzels can be seen in the photo above. As many as 25 have been considered present at any one time in recent days, part of the largest spring passage of this species through England that i can remember.