Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Zermatt 1-4 May 2009

Flew to Geneva then train to Zermatt. Red Kites over the water of Lake Geneva. Wonderful to be back in Zermatt and back at the Kisseye. Snows in the last couple of days left deep drifts to haul our bags through. Along towards Pam in Winkelmatten, Black Redstart and great views of a Redpoll.

Coal Tits outside the chalet as before. Next day Alpine Chough and Crag Martin overhead. One of the few winter hikes available is up to Ried and we saw Treecreeper, Crested Tit, ROCK BUNTING (pic), Great Tit, Blackbird and Mistle Thrush.

Day 2 took the walk to Furi and added Fieldfare, Sparrowhawk, Swallow, Nutcracker(pic), Golden Eagle, Dipper(pic).

Final day excellent walk via Moos to Furi and then on until avalanche risk seemed unnecessary. Jay, Pied Wagtail, House Sparrow.