Ring Ouzel – 1894

Turdus torquatus – A summer visitor.

A few sometimes remain in this country for the winter. The station of the Ring Ouzel is to be sought for on the moors and hills. When we have been fishing in the summer months in the small streams which run down from the bogs on the Precelly Mountains, we have frequently encountered pairs of Ring Ouzels, whose angry chatterings and impatience of our intrusion plainly revealed that we were near their nests. Mr. Dix writes: “Although I have not seen this bird, I have every reason to believe it breeds (occasionally at least) in this district. My young friend, Arthur Phillips, of Newcastle Emlyn, took some eggs in 1867, when he distinctly saw the bird leave the nest.”

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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