Saturday, 13 December 2014

Great Grey Shrike - Sitches Plantation, Beeley Moor

Clear blue skies this morning and a heavy frost, Two parties of Crossbill on Flash Lane, totalling 14 birds, were a welcome sight first thing. The first I have seen since the Spring but hopefully this marks a winter arrival.
Looking at the finches and larks on Streatham Lane I came across a Great Grey Shrike again and it gave fantastic views in the sunshine. Difficult to be certain that it's the same bird that's been around since October but I would assume so. Last weekend it was around Bent Lane and Wraggs Quarry but its also been over on The Triangle so it's covering quite an area.

Great Grey Shrike - disgorging a pellet

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