Friday, September 10, 2004

That Shrike Again

Well frankly I didn't even expect it to stay overnight let alone 8 days. But here it is still favouring bushes on the north side of the second pit along the footpath from Stonebridge Corner. A Marsh Harrier, 3 Hobbies, 2 Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and a Wheatear were the supporting cast on this beautiful morning.

The warm early light helps to enhance the rather reddish tail.

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio), first winter.

Digiscoped with the Nikon CP995, Leica APO77 and 32x eyepiece.

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