Sunday, 8 April 2012

Rosewall Hill near St. Ives is a bleak place especially when the mist is drifting in great swathes from the Atlantic as it was today.

The lure was the presence of Ring Ouzels, a bird similar in size to a Blackbird and a very scarce passage migrant  from Southern Spain or Northern Africa.
The birds were very mobile and it took 3.5 hours to get pictures I was satisfied with. The female of the pair is shown below, the male not really coming close enough.The mist was drifting in and out which may explain the difference in colouring in the two images below. .



  1. Cracking shots Nigel, well worth the wait!

  2. Good stuff Nigel, your efforts paid off.

  3. Excellent effort Nigel. I visited site late afternoon yesterday and dipped.