ring ouzel bird in a Dulwich garden

This rare ring ouzel was spotted by a Dulwich resident in their garden in November 2022, this image comes from their trail camera, set up to photograph wildlife. Ring ouzels breed in the UK in the summer before wintering in Spain and northwest Africa so it is unusual to see them here in Dulwich in November. At first the resident thought it might be a leucistic blackbird but both they and our Wildlife Group are sure it's a ring ouzel. Slightly smaller than a blackbird, male ring ouzels are particularly distinctive with black plumage with a pale wing panel and striking white breast band. Look out for one in your garden!