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https://www.sos.org.uk/recent-sightings where Ring Ouzels have been seen, could this be a female 1st year Ring ouzel? Advice please.
Response from SOS follows
For a Ring Ouzel of any age, one thing which usually stands out is the scaled effect, which unfortunately does not appear to be present on your bird. Your bird seems to be all one solid colour, except for the few odd markings around the head. These could simply be a plumage abnormality, as there is not even a hint of a white breastband, as there should be even on juvenile Ring Ouzels. Therefore, I am sorry to suggest that this is probably a Blackbird, but I would be interested in other peoples' thoughts on this.
(Agree, it's a Blackbird - Ed)
posted by William Arrowsmith on 17 Oct 2019 14:15
Thanks All, too bad! Peter