Thursday, 27 October 2011
Great Grey Shrike (23/10/11)
On arrival I walked out on the boardwalk, over shrike hill and then along the bog near the moat. There were quite a lot of people searching for the shrike and nobody had seen it. I gave the bog one more scan and suddenly picked up the bird sitting on a blackened tree.
I got another couple of birders onto it and then watched it for the next 1/2 hour or so. It seemed to have a circuit and didn't seem overly afraid of casual walkers. I eventually went down to where it seemed to perch a lot and eventually got some photos.
Also in the area were a few Crossbills, one male perched in a low tree by the boardwalk.