Monday, 4 October 2010

Get out of my dreams and onto my British list!

You get days when everything comes to pass and other days when you are sorely let down. Saturday was in the middle between this, I went to Holy Island with Jason T to twitch the Great Grey Shrike and to also see what turned up whilst we were there. We were not disappointed with pretty food views of the Great Grey Shrike both perched up and flying. Other than that it was very quiet with Redstart being the only other highlight.

We spent the morning in Durham with the ringers who re trapped the Barred Warbler minutes after we had arrived, late morning birders strike again!

(Great Grey Shrike - © Craig Shaw)

I have not had much fortune with Great Grey Shrikes so was really pleased to finally see one after having dipped one at Harwood Forest earlier on in the year. What a bird!

Until next time, Foghorn out!

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