Friday, 20 November 2015

Great Grey Shrike - Wragg's Quarry

Just back from a week in the Alps, so making my first visit back to the moor. Met Ken by Wragg's Quarry to hear he had just seen a Great Grey Shrike flying to the back of the quarry. We soon relocated it on the fence posts on the quarry perimeter from where it was repeatedly flying down in to the heather and looked to be feeding on beetles.
We took a couple of distant record shots and left it hunting.
This is the sixth Autumn in a row that a Great Grey Shrike has turned up at the quarry. If it behaves similarly to the previous birds it will hopefully remain in the area over the winter.

Great Grey Shrike

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