Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Oozing with Ouzels

In preparation for our holiday in the Picos de Europa, Northern Spain, I decided to use a few spare hours to break in my new walking boots a bit more. I climbed the hill beyond Craig Cerrig Gleisiad (SN9621), and returned along the cliff edge above the Ring Ouzel site. A Red Kite, a few Swallows and a brief Wheatear were seen, but as I began to descend, I heard a chacking Ouzel, and soon found it about 30 yards away from me, and below me. It was a stunning male. It flew past me onto the cliff face, where I watched it and several other flitting amongst the Rowans. I would guess at least 6 birds were present, including a couple of juvs.


Wayne said...

Let's hope we have another autumn invasion of Glamorgan, eh Dan?

Dan said...

Too right, Wayne. This species of Turdus is beginning to live up to its name.

Wayne said...

Oodles of ouzels (Turdus tickabilicus) at Graig-fawr yesterday in the rain.