Sunday, March 06, 2005

Great Grey Shrike








Some more gratuitous twitching, and out of the PBC area for the second day running. Disgraceful. This Great Grey Shrike has been in Oakham, Rutland, for about a month now so this weekend I decided it was finally time to pay it a visit.

A great bird, not far away - why not?

It spent a lot of time perched on the overhead cables, and became quite animated when it heard some Long-tailed Tits calling (potential snack, I suppose). We also watched it hovering briefly to snatch an insect from the air.

photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 62 with 16x eyepiece