We tried a new location this morning in search of a decent Ring Ouzel snap over the border in Lancashire at Pendle Hill just under 20 miles from home.We arrived after an over night frost but had sunshine and blue skies with a temperature of 0°C.The first birds seen were Pied Wagtails on a wall, then as we started to climb the hill a number of Wheatears were around keeping their distance.As we got a bit higher we started to see Ring Ouzels high near the top of the hill well out of the range of the camera.The closest we got was when one appeared up ahead on the path still along way off, we ended up with a total of eight birds which was still good.We decided to make the climb to the top which had some hail stones covering it white which took a while for the sun to burn off.We got some good views from the top of the hill and the trig point, Mipits and a couple of Skylarks kept us company before making our way back down.
|Closest we got to a Ring Ouzel|
|View from the hill|
|View from the trig point|
|Pendle Hill 17/4/2016|