Sunday, 1 February 2015

Watching the Nant Francon Ring Ouzels

On my second attempt I managed to catch up with the over-wintering Ring Ouzels in the Nant Francon Valley this afternoon. They can move around the valley but they do have two favourite spots (see map). Thanks to Connor John and his Bangor Uni Birders for the heads up whilst me and Tony were having a Coffee break at Ogwen Cottage. If you haven't seen them yet, it's worth the effort as they were easier to see and more showy than the birds I normally see in the breeding season.

The old road is a lovely drive throughout the year.

The birds were viewed well from the A5

We saw 5 birds together. 4 adult males and this
first winter male (I think).

They have been showing very well

4 of the 5 birds we saw. I think there have been 6 or 7 in total?

Bangor Uni Birders, Cheers!

Be ready for unscheduled stops!

And don't forget the carrots!

The fields between the lay-by and the house was best.

Happy birder Tony White

They have shown by the lay-by by the cattle grid at B.
They can get in with the mixed thrush flock, but not when we had them.
We had 5 by the lay-by at Point A, off the A5, giving great views.

1 comment:

  1. cheers for the map, saw 5 from the N.end of the A5 lay-by today :)