Friday, 11 November 2011

Prestwick Carr trumps again

On wednesday evening PCF pointed out that there was a Great Grey Shrike on patch. Soon it was spotted in the distance and I managed to see a grey shape drop out of a bush and out of sight. At that time, it was so distant, I would have had difficulty identifying as a bird without having it pointed out first.
So this afternoon presented the first chance to have a search. First stop beside the gate on the top road did not produce anything and I could see the searchers on the bumpy road were not faring any better. I moved to the first gate on the way down to the cross roads and bingo there it was.

 Distant but clear views this time. Watched it for half an hour before it dropped out of sight