the way up pyg pass looks gorgeous. what birdies did you see?looks like wheatear, water pipit and black redstart type habitat but i have less than no clue as to what ranges there...I have yet to make it up a mountain this spring so far. dont think the snow will be off the peaks at least for another month. there are still ski resorts open around here!happy birdingDalehttp://alpinebirds.blogspot.com
Ravens, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit (no Black Red or Water Pip as Black Red only breeds in cities in Britain and Water Pip are winter visitors), loads of Herring Gulls (only 10 miles or so from the coast) - a possible Ring Ouzel zipped past and a few Skylarks a bit lower down.
how common are the ring ouzels in brittain?I only get them here at or just above the tree line.
In the right habitat they are usually present although not common necessarily. 11,000 pairs I believe. Just a case of having screes rather than being above the treeline. Having said that the bird I might have seen was at 1000m.
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