Thursday, 29 December 2016

Blue Rock Thrush at Stow on the Wold

After the Pond Heron anything's possible so Jim and I travelled the 100 miles to Stow on the Wold today to see the Blue Rock Thrush and it didn't disappoint. We parked in the small car park after a wait of ten minutes or so for a space, paid the £3 followed by 20p for the loo and a then made our way to the green via the donation bucket. (for the local hospice!)

Blue Rock Thrush
There were a couple of hundred birders on the green with news that the bird had been seen ten minutes ago. I wandered off leaving Jim on the green with the masses and after an hour found the bird on a chimney in Maugersbury Park and within a couple of minutes the masses had arrived but of course the bird had now moved. Luckily to save my blushes the bird quickly appeared on another roof top to delight the crowd and then gave good views as it worked along the rooftops before flying back towards the green in Lower Park Street.

Worth the trip to see the bird now let's hope it gets accepted by the BBRC and why not as this clearly is "The year of the Thrush!"
(White's, Dusky, Siberian, Black-throated, Swainson's and Eyebrowed all making an appearance.)

Not on the list yet but here's hoping for the armchair tick if accepted.

Blue Rock Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush at Stow on the Wold

1 comment:

  1. Quite a year Brian, have enjoyed following your adventures. All the best for 2017. Chris.