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.