Low cloud over Craig Cerrig Gleisiad this morning meant we started in the woods around the nearby youth hostel. Highlights there included several Pied Flycatcher and Redstart, Tree Pipit and two Marsh Tit.
Later, as the clouds cleared and the sun came out, we headed to Craig Cerrig Gleisiad, seeing Stonechat and Wheatear on the way up along with Meadow Pipit and singing Skylark. After a long search, some of the party headed back down, but Ian Hartrey then found two Ring Ouzel. After 20 minutes or so searching, we managed to re-find one of them as it flew across the hillside and landed in a tree, before losing sight of it as it dropped onto the scree.
Some of the party went on for a brief visit to Garwnant. Additions to the day list there included Willow Tit, Grey Wagtail and Dipper.
Thanks to John Wilson for leading today’s field trip and to all 22 participants who came along.
Full species list:
Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Crow, Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Marsh Tit, Skylark, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Wren, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Dipper, Ring Ouzel, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Stonechat, Wheatear, Dunnock, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Siskin and Linnet.