Saturday, 23 January 2021

Great Grey Shrike in North Cornwall 23rd January 2021.


 

Absolutely delighted to find this stunning Great Grey Shrike this morning close to home.

The first of these I've photographed in this country.

It was perched at the top of an elm tree surveying the fields and then moved lower down into some bushes before I got some quite close shots of it sat up on some bare twigs on the top of a hedge.

I also watched it hunting from a barbed wire fence, dropping down into the grass on either side and then returning to the fence. Never saw it catch anything though!

Got so excited I gave myself a migraine! Ha!