An early morning wander across Ash Valley G.C. paid dividends this morning when I recorded only my 2nd ring ouzel. Found between 6th and 15th fairway, the bird refused to pose for the camera, remaing half hidden in the centre of one of three chosen roosting trees. Plenty of alarm calling due to my presence and 1 flyover that clinched the id.
Also on offer: grey wagtail, little owl, meadow pipit along with flocks of longtailed tits and goldfinches. In all 25 species in 2 hours.
Flowers were still apparent, with (1)scentless mayweed, (2)poppy, (4)celery leafed buttercup, (3)field scabious, smooth hawk's weed and dandelion and daisy on show. Excellent for almost mid October. Finally: 1 comma butterfly