Winter Thrush

Its been a fairly poor autumn for winter thrush this year. Although Fieldfare and Redwing have been seen in fairly good numbers locally, particularly in the Elan Valley, they are in nowhere near the numbers we have seen in the past.
At the moment it is well worth a trip to Caban quarry in the Elan valley to see the 2 Ring Ouzel that have been frequenting the mountain ash. The quarry and the visitor centre now have the last remaining ash berries so are providing an attraction to the Ouzels, a number of thrush and a few Brambling. All these can be seen by parking up and staying in your car to avoid disturbance – although the birds have been pretty bold. There are some cracking photos of the Ouzels on the Radnor bird blog (see our links).


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