Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Ring Ouzel at Croxley Common Moor
A late morning visit to Croxley Common Moor with Steve Carter in glorious sunshine paid off when we finally viewed the long staying, elusive male Ring Ouzel. It was briefly observed drinking from the bank of the River Gade before disappearing into a dense Hawthorn. Just before we left the area the bird showed briefly on top of the Hawthorn before darting back into cover. Several observers were present including Martin Parr and Joan Thompson. The bird was located about 60 yards down from the entrance bridge and is best viewed early morning.