Ring Ouzel winter habitat
This habitat is shared with a diversity of other birds, including Rock Bunting, Black Wheatear, Rock Sparrow and the Griffon Vultures which watch proceedings from their cliff ledges or the sky.
The ouzels seem to be fixed on the fruiting hawthorns which must provide a large proportion of the winter diet.
Hawthorn fruit with Mistletoe, typical view for a wintering Ring Ouzel
Numbers vary from site to site. In this one around 20 birds have settled for now. We will keep an eye out for them as the winter progresses...