Thursday, October 11, 2012

Great Grey Shrike

A wind direction switch to South-east gave me a very enjoyable final day on Blakeney Point, with plenty of birds, mainly overhead
Short-eared Owl in off the sea
Mid-morning a phone call alerted us to a Great Grey Shrike on The Yankee. It soon moved out in to the harbour where it chased Linnets around the saltmarsh, apparently without success

A Woodlark that dropped in briefly near The Plantation was a  Point 'tick' for all present

A male Hen Harrier quartering the saltmarsh rounded off the day nicely
I have a couple of hours to try and find something tomorrow morning, then its back to (relative) civilisation in Somerset.

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