After the rain not being has bad as they said it was going to be and I needed to work, I was off to Hirwaun to find it mostly dry and misty. Straight away I had a flock of Gulls mobling a Common Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk chasing a small bird, most likely a Robin it flew in to a bush never to be seen again. Has I tried to shut off and think work I heard a metallic tack and I thought that sounds familiar, it called a couple more times and it sank in it was a Ring Ouzel. It's a pretty big garden and loads of cover and has hard as I tried to see the bird I could not pin point it. It was calling constantly for a good five minutes but then a domestic cat stepped out and it went all quiet and that was that. As soon as I got home I went staight online to check the sound and it was a Ring Ouzel. I think with the mist on the mountain it must have dropped in the garden to feed. Next up I took the dogs to Abercwmboi and went up in to the forestry. I found a puddle full of Tadpoles, it seems only a couple of weeks ago when I got my first frog spawn and already Tapoles are out. The area looks really good for shrike but with so much good habitat in the valleys I would have had to be very lucky to spot one.