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Ring Ouzels Dartmoor
Ring Ouzels Dartmoor 19 October 2011

I always look forward to seeing migrant ring ouzels on Dartmoor at the end of October. This autumn they have made an early appearance and several flocks have already been found.


Ring Ouzels and Black-throated Thrush, Scorriton Down
Ring Ouzels and Black-throated Thrush, Scorriton Down 30 October 2009

I have been visiting Scorriton Down over the last few years to watch the herd of farmed red deer there. On the 21st October 2009 I was sketching them from the moorland edge near Chalk Ford. Thrushes were moving south over the Down in large flocks, at least 300 fieldfares and 150 redwings – the first big flocks of the autumn for me.