Saturday, 17 March 2012

Great Grey Shrike!!

After a couple of failed attempts earlier in the year I managed to catch up with the Great Grey Shrike at Wragg's Quarry on Beeley Moor this afternoon.

At first it was quite distant, but then it flew to within 10m and perched nicely on the top of a Birch tree.

Great Grey Shrike

As well as the Shrike I was also very lucky to see some evidence of its hunting technique. This lizard had been caught, killed and impaled on a Hawthorn bush by the "butcher bird". Amazing!

Common Lizard

The Year List moved on 1 more species:

105: Great Grey Shrike

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