Wednesday, 14 October 2009

13th October (update for 11th October)

Wow! Turns out that the Red-backed Shrike at Staines Moor is in fact a Brown Shrike (I was correct in my original thought that it was a 1st winter not a juvenile bird!)

I went back to have a better look today and the number of birders had grown considerably - about 200-300 present.

The bird was showing intermittently so I managed to see some of it's features and got some rather crap pictures.

I did note the long graduated tail and other features that the information on the web described.

I look forward to reading a more in depth identification paper - hopefully in Birding World.

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