I had seen a Lesser Grey Shrike reported a few days ago in Northumberland, originally it was reported as a Great Grey Shrike but soon amended.
I had seen a Lesser Grey Shrike in Spain before, but never in this country so it was a first for me.
It was very obliging generally keeping about 40 feet or so away from people. Apart from when it landed in the bushes beside the road where I was actually only about 10 feet from it - through the bush.
It took some finding, but thanks to a report on Bird Forum where "Super-Silly-Um" had given great directions to the area, I eventually found the bird.
- Colin Severs
- I have been digiscoping for around 18 years now and through persistence and good equipment I am getting great results. I use a Swarovski 80hd spotting scope and a Sony RX100 camera which has just replaced my old faithful Nikon P5100. The majority of my bird watching takes place in County Durham in England which has a variety of different habitats from coast to moors. Digiscoping is great because it allows me to get good photos without disturbing birds. VIEW THE LATEST PHOTOBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
I also saw fieldfare, covey of 8 partridges and a kingfisher. Oh and a car had gone though a wall after skidding on ICE! (Driver ok).