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Recent Ring Ouzel sightings

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2018 Sightings

Autumn Migration

30th November 2018 (Alex Hunt)
Winton, Bournemouth
Female Ring Ouzel sighted feeding in our back garden today (and present so far all morning of Friday 30th November) in Winton (BH9 2PL), a suburb of Bournemouth.

4th November 2018 (Alison Webb)
Brighstone, Isle of Wight
In my garden at Brighstone, Isle of Wight on 4th Nov 2018. Adult male

30th October 2018 (Phil White)
Foxton locks, Leicestershire
Male and female at Foxton locks Leicestershire on the 30.10.18

27th October 2018 (Alastair Gray)
Ashdown Forest,East Sussex
Adult Male in Wrens Valley, Ashdown Forest, East Sussex..27/10/18 Early morning.TQ470317

20th October 2018 (Michael Amos)
Eden Project, Cornwall
I saw at least one Ring Ouzel in a tree while visiting the Eden Project on Saturday 20th October 2018.

20th October 2018 (Alastair Gray)
Ashdown Forest,East Sussex
Very brief view of a Ring Ouzel,flushed from path at west side of Old Lodge SWT,Ashdown Forest,East Sussex.

19th October 2018 (Bryan Pinchen)
Beaulieu, Hampshire
1st winter male, perching in hedge for ten minutes (between 08.50-09.00) before being chased off and out of view by a female Blackbird. Needs Ore Point, nr Beaulieu, Hampshire. SZ419974, Friday 19th October 2018.

17th October 2018 (Clive Baldwin)
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Single male in garden - GL20 7DE - Between Tewkesbury and Deerhurst in north Gloucestershire.

17th October 2018 (Glenda Lloyd)
Ulverston Cumbria
Male seen in garden, my first ever sighting of a ring ouzel.
Grid reference SD 283766

26th September 2018 (Alastair Gray)
Ashdown,East Sussex
3 birds at Old Lodge SWT,Ashdown,East Sussex.
Birds in Yew Tree, one seen clearly which was a 1st winter bird,Other two seen briefly and heard calling.
TQ461309. 26/09/18.

Spring/Summer Breeding

26th August 2018 (Paul Abbott)
Rosedale, North yorkshire
Rosedale 470970 five feeding on rowan berries on steep bank, one adult male, others young or female

8th July 2018 (Paul Short)
Ben Lawer, Killin
Seen on 8/7/18 at Ben lawer nature reserve near dam. Heard 2 birds calling to each other but only sighted 1.

28th June 2018 (James Gill)
Langdale, Cumbria
Male and female pair seen at Black Crag near Wrynose pass in Langdale, Cumbria on the 23rd of June. Google maps coordinates roughly 54.423384, -3.120516. Also looked like they were carrying food, so maybe a nest nearby.

24th June 2018 (Liz Jones)
Chard, Taunton
I believe I saw a female ring ouzel in a stream on our smallholding, I was inside an adjacent building and it had no idea I was there. It had brownish ring, slimmer than a blackbird, looking amongst the rocks for food, and it had the right sound. It was calling so perhaps another was nearby. Scurried about in the undergrowth. Mottled sort of look to its chest.

24th June 2018 (G Hulme-Duvall)
Trefor, Pen Llyn
Male and Female birds observed above Yr Eifl Quarry near Trefor, Pen Llyn.

23rd June 2018 (Douglas McBride)
Glen Tilt, Perthshire
One ring ouzel sighted at head of Glen Tilt on Saturaday 23rd June. Grid reference. OS sheet 43 986798

17th June 2018 (Cathy Chadwick)
Cheshire/Derbyshire/Staffordshire borders
A male Ring Ouzel seen singing whilst perching on power lines just above Three Shires Head near Wildboarclough & Macclesfield Forest on the Cheshire/Derbyshire/Staffordshire borders. Never seen one before! SK008685

14th June 2018 (Thomas Riley)
Slioch mountain, NW Scotland
Male heard singing from the summit of Slioch mountain in NW Scotland. Female observed and alarm calling nearby.

12th June 2018 (Pamela Nelson)
A single bird flying on the edge of Bray Clough on the moor a mile south of Glossop. Map ref 046 924.

11th June 2018 (Paul and Emma Starsmore)
Hamsterley forest, Middleton in Teesdale
Male and female sighting at Sharnberry Gill near Hamsterley forest (Middleton in Teesdale ,grid reference 00625/30700. Pair spotted feeding along the valley between 16:00hrs - 17:30 hrs.

9th June 2018 (Kate Fielding)
Ilton Moor, Yorkshire
Pair probably with young (very active) in rocks around Swindon Estate on Ilton Moor. Seen on 9 June 2018 very distinctly.

7th June 2018 (Pamela Nelson)
Stannage Edge, Deryshire
Two ring ouzel seen today (7th June 2018) on rocky edge near High Neb on Stannage Edge, Deryshire. Grid reference SK228854

6th June 2018 (Brian Champion)
Wrington, Somerset
Perched on shrubs in Wrington, Somerset

31st May 2018 (Tom Bailey)
Glen Esk, Brechin
Pair of Ring Ouzel, (male/female) on north side of Loch Lee, Glen Esk, Brechin.

30th May 2018 (Stephen Boraston)
Dale Head, Lake District
Saw a male between High Spy and Dale Head, Lake District 30th May. Taken on mobile as no camera. No rings noticed on legs

30th May 2018 (Fiona Starbuck)
Dale, Derbyshire
Single male in Stanton by Dale, Derbyshire, DE7 on 30th May 2018.

28th May 2018 (Stella Weston)
Tavy Cleave, Dartmoor
Male & Female pair
Right Leg ring colours. Yellow
Left Leg ring colours. Yellow
Other comments Sightings from a distance with good binoculars, photos not clear enough to ascertain any other ring colours. Male had a long yellow ring on left leg and a shorter yellow ring on the right. The female had a yellow ring on the left leg.

28th May 2018 (Lyndsay/Jim Russell)
Loch Muick, Cairngorms
Saw 2 ring ouzel (male and female) on hillside at Loch Muick below Munros Lochnagar and Broad Cairn on 27/5/18. Also saw 2 ring ouzel on Schiehallion's summit on 28/5/18.

28th May 2018 (Isaac Ogden)
Tavy Cleave, Dartmoor
2 x ring ouzels seen 28th May about 1:30pm on the rocks in the valley on the west side of Tavy Cleave, Dartmoor. Grid ref approximately SX 554 830

24th May 2018 (Susan Pow)
Angus, Scotland
While camping in Glen Mark, Angus, Scotland, we observed 1 pair ring ouzels on 24/05/18.

24th May 2018 (Tom Bailey)
Seathwaite Tarn, Lake District
Pair of Ring Ouzels, very vocal, in amongst rockfall on Shudderstone How above Seathwaite Tarn, Lake District. Grid Ref SD25677 98745.

22nd May 2018 (Peter Curran)
Scar House Reservoir, North Yorkshire
Two superb photos taken by Peter Curran of a singing adult Ring Ouzel near Scar House Reservoir.

21st May 2018 (Renny Henderson)
Tryfan, Snowdonia
North face of mountain, roughly SH 664 597. 4pm, 21.5.18. Sunny and dry.
Male, flushed whilst descending towards Llyn Ogwen.

20th May 2018 (Michelle Hudson)
Kelsale near Saxmundham Suffolk
Male bird been in the garden for 3 days, Kelsale near Saxmundham Suffolk.
Feathers on lower part of the bird are all ruffled (looks like it has a skirt on )
Am not sure if it may be ill?
Hopping about and flying fine seems happy enough I have picture if you would like me to send.

18th May 2018 (Stephen Ostler)
Derwent Moors, Peak District
Friday 18th May 2018 09:30 Derwent Moors, Peak District. SK199878 Sighting of 1 Ring Ouzel on dry stone wall on my walk down from Whinstone Lee Tor towards Fairholmes. Took flight and began calling.

16th May 2018 (Paul Fisher)
I have today seen a pair of ouzel in Staffordshire. They were collecting mouthful of worms and I believe they were feeding young.
I left the area after 10 minutes to avoid disturbance but will return tomorrow early morning and watch from a safe distance. I will update then with Co ordinates etc.

15th May 2018 (Peter Curren)
This family fledged four young on the 15th May. Photos of the young one was taken on the 19th May and a week later with full tail feathers. I will check them out for second brooding soon.
See a selection of familty photos HERE including the nest site.

15th May 2018 (Tom Williams)
Glyderau, Snowdonia
Male 1, SH 65970 58548
Male 2, SH 63960 58672
Heard multiple calls throughout the morning across the glyderau, from bristly ridge heading towards devils kitchen, and in upper reaches of cwm idwal.

7th May 2018 (Phil Booth)
Baslow Edge, Peak District
Sighted near the disabled viewing platform at Baslow Edge, Peak District , aproximately 11am on Monday 7th May 2018 - SK260746 Single bird

4th May 2018 (Christopher Coates)
Burbage Rocks, Derbyshire
Single female spotted on Burbage Rocks
Grid ref approx SK265282600
Saturday 5/4/18. 0800
Watched her for a couple of minutes. Didn’t see her collect any nesting materials

4th May 2018 (Jennie Gavin)
Glen Lednock
A pair sighted in Glen Lednock OS ref: NN71491 29230

3rd May 2018 (Colin Traverse)
Linthwaite Huddersfield
Just seen in my front garden in Linthwaite Huddersfield

1st May 2018 (Michael Ford)
Exmoor, North Devon
Male ring ouzel feeding on our lawn in NW part of Exmoor, North Devon. We are located 1000ft up surrounded by pasture leading to open moorland.

Early arrivals

29th April 2018 (Mavis Smith)
Darwen Moor, Lancs
Minimum 13 birds on the edge of Darwen Moor, Lancs, 29.4.18 photos posted on Brockholes Nature Reserve Facebook page.

28th April 2018 (Innes Sim)
Glen Clunie
The good news is that 'super ouzel' is back again for his 10th year in a row. I saw him on Tuesday mate guarding a female in the same territory that he bred at in 2017. So, that extends the UK longevity record by another year to 10.

28th April 2018 (John Kershaw)
Steeple (Lake District)
I was recceing leg 4 of the bob graham round when I saw a single ring ouzel on Steeple.

5th-9th April 2018 (Alf King)
South Pennines
I believe that these birds have been held back by the very unseasonal weather across the whole of Europe and have now come through in a major wave. We have also experienced lower numbers of Wheatears than normal but they are appearing in many sites suddenly.
The site where the RO’s were observed is very well watched the year round with significant numbers of quite a few species being recorded (I was there when the observer had 28 Twite on his shed roof in late summer, for example). The vast majority of these sightings are passage birds feeding on very rough pasture – slightly boggy with extensive soft rush – and I don’t believe that he has any recent records of breeding RO around there.
The site is in the South Pennines just north of Peak District National Park and it is at about 350m asl. It is a very isolated site that does see good passage migration.
On 5th April he had 1 RO
On 8th April he had 3 RO at 08.00 hrs, then 41 at 18.00 hrs.
On 9th April at 08.00 hrs 24 RO remained and have all now departed.
Photo taken by David Sill showing a number of migrating Ouzels.

24th April 2018 (Oliver Sharp)
Ainsdale, Merseyside
Ring Ouzel on our lawn off Liverpool Road Ainsdale this morning between 9:00am and 10:00am Tues 24th April. I have several very clear PHOTOS of the bird walking about and pulling worms out of our lawn. Not leg ringed.
Would appear to be rather off course and out of its usual environment.

23rd April 2018 (Paul Thorpe)
White Edge, Peak District
23/4/18 12.42 hours, I saw a pair of Ring Ouzel calling, flying, along the wall walking up to White Edge in the Peak District. It certainly looked like a breeding pair setting territory. Grid reference was SK 26502 77878
I have a couple basic photos on my phone.
Also on 18/4/18 I saw a single bird near Surprise View/Higher Tor /Burbage area
Grid reference SK 25577 81300
Hope this helps

23rd April 2018 (David Bellerby)
Cutthroat Bridge, Derbyshire
Pair of Ring Ouzels spotted on moorland in Derbyshire above Cutthroat Bridge. Just beyond Highshaw Clough.

23rd April 2018 (Michael Parker)
Penistone, South Yorkshire
0905 23/4/18 in my back garden at Penistone, South Yorkshire. Appeared to be a male.

22nd April 2018 (Stephen Berry)
Kingston-near-Lewes, in East Sussex
I saw two ring ouzels on 22 April, at around 7-45 am. Two bird were still present the following day, at around the same time. The birds were seen on the Swanborough side of Kingston Hill, just outside Kingston-near-Lewes, in East Sussex.
Last year, between 16 and 18 October, ring ouzels were also seen at almost exactly the same spot, both by me and one other observer. These sightings were reported to you at the time. I have been walking this area for 25 years on an almost daily basis but had never seen ring ouzels here before.
Might these birds include one or more of the same individuals? It would be nice to think so!

22nd April 2018 (Dafydd Pugh-Jones)
Moel Siabod, Eryri-Snowdonia
Ring Ouzel - Mwyalchen y Mynydd pair seen on south west slope of Moel Siabod, Eryri-Snowdonia
First time I’ve seen them, fantastic!

22nd April 2018 (Mike Geary)
We've seen,what we are sure is a male Ring Ouzel in our garden.It's been here since last year but was not noticed over winter but has reappeared in the past few weeks. We're in a rural location in Cheshire.

20th April 2018 (Kevin Dixon)
Ingleborough Yorkshire Dales National Park
Single Ring Ouzel on flanks of Ingleborough Yorkshire Dales National Park, Friday 20th April.
Grid reference SD 74107 74939

20th April 2018 (Bex Denniff)
Fryup North Yorkshire
3 ring ouzels on the moor at Fryup North Yorkshire on 20th April 2018. Definitely sighting confirmed by partner.

20th April 2018 (Noriko Shorney)
Criccieth, North Wales
Criccieth, North Wales, cliff top by the coast.

19th April 2018 (Rob Hannam)
Mennock Pass, Dumfries & Galloway
B797 Mennock Pass road. 7.30am. Male singing in a tree, high above Shiel Cleuch NS 846104.
Three males seen 5 minutes later in the Glen Clach / Auchengruith Crag area NS 855102, flying back and forth across the road and landing together. Didn't appear to be fighting. One heard singing soon afterwards.
So, four definite males, and another possible, farther up the Pass, heard other days.

18th April 2018 (David Taylor)
Meirionydd, Wales
Ouzel seen on southern slopes of Y Llethr in the Rhinog mountains Meirionydd 18th April at 1345hrs . GR SH 661254

18th April 2018 (Susan McAuley)
Whitby, North Yorkshire
Ouzel spotted in hedge row in field to right hand side of village pub (The Forge), Aislaby, Whitby, North Yorkshire

16th April 2018 (Terry Draper)
Felbrigg Park, North Norfolk
A pair of ring ouzels feeding on grassland at Felbrigg Park, North Norfolk. 5pm Monday 16th April 2018. Weather warm and dry. Presumably on migration to further north?

16th April 2018 (Robert Edgar)
Beachy Head, East Sussex
Certainly 3 (2 male, 1 female) plus probably an additional bird at 0900 hrs on 16.04.18 at Francis Bottom, Beachy Head, East Sussex TV 594959

15th April 2018 (David Lonsdale)
Bodium, East Sussex
15/04/2018 near Bodium East Sussex, watched a sparrow hawk kill it on the wing, no other sighting of others in vicinity.

15th April 2018 (Rachel Jackson)
Langdon Hole, Dover
April 15 2018 about 1pm. Flying low and direct, disappearing into scrubby bush then to another bush then to a third bush. Seen in flight three times, excellent views.

15th April 2018 (Andrew Macpherson)
Kimmerage Bay, Dorset
Male Ring Ouzel seen in bushes at the edge of the Car park at Kimmerage bay, Dorset.
Saw just 1. 15/4/2018. 12.45

15th April 2018 (Martin)
Snettisham, Norfolk
Snettisham beach Norfolk, between beach sea wall and second sea wall

15th April 2018 (Andy Ashdown)
Cissbury Ring, West Sussex
Reports of two Ring Ouzels at Cissbury Ring, north of Worthing in West Sussex, started to emerge on Wednesday 11th April 2018. This followed a sighting of a single bird near the seafront at Goring Gap on Tuesday 10th April.
By Friday 13th April, the sightings had increased to eight birds or more. I visited Cissbury Ring on the same day and viewed five birds including one female (for more information and pictures please see
I revisited early on Sunday 15th April and noted two males, however these soon made their way off. I was able to view the birds through a scope on this occasion and neither appeared to be ringed.

15th April 2018 (Jane Dickinson)
Brighton, Sussex
Single male seen fleetingly around 5pm on the 13th April at Hollingbury Fort [surrounded by Hollingbury Golf Course] in Brighton [TQ 31454 09122 - according to the internet...]. I went back later [8pm] and had very good views of perhaps the same individual feeding on the ground between gorse bushes.

14th April 2018 (Dave Fuhrmann)
Cholsey, Oxon
Sighting on Saturday 14th April in Cholsey, Oxon at the end of Charles Road at approx. 10.50 am.

14th April 2018 (William Parkes)
Blurton Millpond, Stoke-on-Trent (ST3)
Was seen eating bird seed I had just thrown down on the path.

14th April 2018 (Tony Westaway)
Coalville, Leicestershire
Saturday 14 April 2018: 11:45
Male Ring Ouzel at Warren Hills, near Coalville, Leicestershire.
Sorry but don't know the precise grid reference but it is close to Charnwood Lodge Nature Reserve, grid reference SK 458155
I do have some admittedly blurry photos. - we couldn't see any coloured rings.

14th April 2018 (Elaine Owen)
Stanage Edge, Derbyshire
2 Male ouzels sighted at Stanage Edge 14/4/18.

14th April 2018 (Fran Garrett)
Worthing, West Sussex
In sycamore tree singing beautifully in back garden in Ham Road, Worthing, West Sussex at 09:20 this morning!

13th April 2018 (Matt Twydell)
RSPB Broadwater Warren, Kent
I had 2 male ring ouzels at rspb Broadwater warren at 5:45pm on 13/4/18. They flew north at about 6pm off the reserve.
1 was alson seen at 2:30pm as well but could of been the same.
Grid ref -TQ554372

13th April 2018 (Steve Clemons)
Southampton, Hants
Male at Lower Test Marshes, Southampton, Hants. for 7 days (7/4/18 to 13/4/18). An occasional passage migrant here (2 brief records spring 2017).

12th April 2018 (Peter Wheeler)
Pembury, Kent
Seen today ( 13/4/18) in garden in Pembury, Kent.TN2 4LN. Eating ivy berries.

11th April 2018 (Jamie Wilkinson)
Cissbury Ring, West Sussex and Seaford, East Sussex
11/4/18: 2 Ring Ouzel on NW corner of Cissbury Ring, West Sussex.
12/4/18: 1 Ring Ouzel at Hope Gap, Seaford, East Sussex.

10th April 2018 (Adam Bolton)
Spelthorne, Staines Moor, Surrey
I work for Spelthorne council. On a site visit to Staines Moor this morning (10/04/2018) I saw a pair of Ring Ouzel, one of which I got a decent enough record photo of. The birds were in the NW corner of the site flying between mature hawthorns.
Beautiful birds.

9th April 2018 (Janet Wilkes)
Dungness, Kent
A Ring Ouzel flew up from the Desert floor, chacked a couple of times and flew into the Willow.
Recorded by Paul

9th April 2018 (Simon Davidson)
Fellside, Northern Lake District
Single ring ouzel seen on the fells near Fellside in Northern Lake District.

8th April 2018 (Rob Hannam)
Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway
Two males seen along the Mennock Pass B797, near Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway. One near the top of the pass, and the other near a spot called Starn Capel on the map.
A bit later than usual. The dreadful weather this year can't have helped their migration.

8th April 2018 (David Lloyd)
Ladybower, Derbyshire
Sunday 08 April 17.00 hrs. SK 203 874. Near Cut Throat bridge, above Ladybower on the A57.

7th April 2018 (Adrian Francis West)
Long Man, Wilmington, East Sussex
Male Ring Ouzel observed at Grid Ref TQ546030 just south of the Long Man of Wilmington in East Sussex on Saturday 7th April 2018 at around 4pm. Seen at the top of a Hawthorn and then heard in amonst the scrub clacking with short snatches of song. After about 10 minutes it flew up and headed due North at speed and was lost from sight.

6th April 2018 (Graham Parker)
Beddington Park, Greater London
1pm Friday 6th April by terracotta bridge, Beddington Park, SM6 7NN

6th April 2018 (James Anderson)
Weardale, Co. Durham
First sighting this year: two males and a female at a regular breeding site in Sharnberry Gill, Weardale, Co. Durham (NZ0030) on 6 April 2018
Also a pair in another breeding area along Bollihope Burn (NY9834), Weardale, Co. Durham on 6 April 2018

5th April 2018 (David Lloyd)
Higgor Tor, Derbyshire
Ring ouzel sighted at Higgor Tor, Derbyshire. 5th April 10.45 in the morning. Flying low across the moor.

4th April 2018 (Allison Brunwin)
Glastonbury Tor, Somerset
Large male Ring Ouzel in my garden on Glastonbury Tor this morning.

29th March 2018 (Jim Parren)
Dinorwic quarries, North Wales
29/3/2018 one bird upper levels at Dinorwic quarriies

26th March 2018 (Rhion Pritchard)
Carneddau, Snowdonia
Female in the Anafon Valley above Aber, Carneddau, Snowdonia, 26th March. First one back here.

24th March 2018 (James Anderson)
Newport Wetland Reserve
Male. Location. Newport Wetland Reserve Grid Reference ST370825. Right Leg BTO metal ring. Left Leg orange Darvik ring characters DC. SEE PHOTO HERE. Photographed by Blair Jones. Enhancement of the image helped to define the characters and there were no other likely contenders. Ringed as a pullus by John Strowger on 20 May 2016 in Crawley Burn on Stanhope Moor, Co. Durham (NZ0040).

17th March 2018 (Lesley Taylor)
Stoodleigh, Devon
One male ring ouzel seen in my back garden Saturday 17th March 2018, Stoodleigh area mid devon. Around my bird feeding table then went into the nearby hedge where many other birds shelter.

15th March 2018 (Hayley Coates)
Sudbury Suffolk
A single Ring Ouzel spotted in Sudbury Suffolk, on 15th March. Striking markings caught my attention out of my office window.

6th March 2018 (Diane Austin)
Milton Keynes, Bucks
Our garden in Milton Keynes, Bucks on the 06/03/2018

3rd March 2018 (Barbara Mcgrath)
Dunfermline, Fife
Sitting outside my front garden on my berry tree in Dunfermline, Fife. Was seen on the 3rd and the 4th of March 2018. This was a confirmed sighting by my husband who studies local wild birds. He nearly dropped down when we both saw it. We watched it for about 20 mins.sorry no pictures but we will try and get a photo if it comes back.

3rd March 2018 (Jennie)
Acklam, nr. Malton, N Yorkshire
Female ring ouzel spotted in Acklam, nr. Malton
First I've ever seen but hopefully not the last. So lovely to spot it but unfortunately didn't have a chance to take a photo before a female blackbird scared her away.

1st March 2018 (Clifford Reeder)
Swaffham, Norfolk
Seen today in my garden at beachamwell near swaffham

1st March 2018 (Roger Gilham)
Braintree Essex
One spotted in my garden in College Road Braintree Essex looking for food in the in the flower beds and berries that have dropped from a Rowan tree.


Winter sightings (2017/2018)

26th February 2018 (Daniel McDonagh)
Crouch, Kent
Spotted a male ring ouzel along Basted Lane, in Crouch - Kent. Made my morning; very handsome in the snow. I was passing in a work van, so apologies for the lack of information. Keep up the fine work!!!

23rd February 2018 (Sheila Faulkner)
Ringwood Hampshire
Today we had an ouzel in our garden here in Ringwood Hampshire - we have been here 43 years and it is the first time we have seen one - I'm not sure if thus it s unusual for this area, we are 10 minutes from the new forest - I hope it will come again as it was looking at the feeders with the sparrows

22nd February 2018 (Graham Addy)
Aldbrough East Yorks
22/02 2018, female Ring Ouzel at Aldbrough East Yorks this morning in the ploughed field at the side of the house.
See two Photos HERE

18th February 2018 (Catherine Hayes)
Earls Colne, Essex
A female/young male was feeding on my fat ball container today. I thought it was a thrush but the white neck was quite distinctive. It was having difficulty hanging on to the feeder and pecking the fat balls at the same time. I topped the feeder up to try and make it easier, but it seems to have gone. This is in Earls Colne, Essex, near Colchester

31st January 2018 (James Anderson)
Brompton-by-Sawdon, North Yorkshire
Male ouzel sighted regularly since 14th January. Photos on northern on 19th January.
Ouzel in sheep pasture next to church, which has many yew trees, on edge of Brompton-by-Sawdon, north Yorkshire (SE 943821).

30th January 2018 (James Anderson)
Sammy's Point, Humber Eastuary
Male 3rd calendar-year, at Sammy's Point (TA394172).
Sighted on 30 January 2018 at 11.00 hours in sunshine, in a hawthorn bush (no berries) in a pony paddock on the edge of Humber estuary.
Reported regularly on BirdGuides since 12th January.

23rd January 2018 (Albert Yome / Franz-Josef Odinius)
Alameda Botanic Gardens, Gibraltar
An uncommon and early spring migrant, a Ring Ouzel, was photographed drinking at a water fountain at The Dell in the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens today by Franz-Josef Odinius, who photographs birds in the gardens (almost?) every day. See photo HERE

22nd January 2018 (Clare Dunn)
Sandsend, North Yorkshire
Male Ring Ouzel seen feeding on grassy slopes along part of the coastal path to the north of the Wits End Cafe car park at Sandsend, North Yorkshire at midday on Monday, 22nd January, 2018

18th January 2018 (Gordon Knight)
Stanage Edge, Derbyshire
Spotted several females and one overflying male on Stanage Edge this morning (18 January). Sightings confirmed by alarm call - which my wife described as 'an upmarket quack-quack'! News to me that they overwinter here.

11th January 2018 (Charlotte Rayner)
The Needles, Isle of wight
I am a volunteer Watchkeeper at The Needles, Isle of wight. This is adjacent to the rocket site above the Battery.
On Monday I saw a male ring ouzel on the fence at our lookout.

10th January 2018 (Ken Green)
Eglwysilan Common in Mid Glamorgan
13.00 Wednesday 10th January. At least two Ring Ouzels flying between gorse bushes and feeding on the ground on Eglwysilan Common in Mid Glamorgan. Map reference OS 171 880114.

27th December 2017 (Alan Lowdon)
Bedlington, Northumberland
Spotted today (27/12/17) is my garden at Hartford Hall Estate, Bedlington, Northumberland. Male descended just after I had filled the bird feeders and remained on the lawn for 15 minutes.

14th December 2017 (Claire Srodzinski)
Mynydd Meio, Caerphilly South Wales
Seems unlikely but believe I spotted one today 14.12.17 on Mynydd Meio, Caerphilly South Wales. 51°35'12.9"N 3°17'06.6"W, 51.586924, -3.285170.

11th-12th December 2017 (Kevin Matthias)
Llanellen, Abergavenny
Rear garden of my property after heavy snowfall.
Several trays of sunflower seed placed on snow. Bird observed several times over 2 days feeding on seeds in company with chaffinches, goldfinches, brambling and both male and female blackbirds.
Bird had distinctive gorget which was cream rather than white.


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