Friday, 22 October 2010

Great Grey Shrikes

The Great Grey Shrike, presumed pale first winter, still showing very well on Aylesbere Common mid morning in the main valley left of the tarmac track, just left of the pond. Nearby, a second Great Grey Shrike, an adult, on Woodbury Common, found by BH, is presumably the bird seen at Hawkerland earlier this week, looking very settled but always distant in the valley below the road north of Woodbury Castle. Also 9 Fieldfare, a Green Woodpecker and several Dartford Warblers (inc. 2 singing males) at Aylesbere. Interestingly, further Shrikes reported from Bellever and Trew Plantation, makes a record(?) 4 present in the county at the moment.