Thursday, 1 March 2012

Great Grey Shrike Dartmoor

Great Grey Shrike seen on 26th Feb and again today at Lydford Forest at SX491845.

Park at forest car park and follow main track down into forest for about 15 minutes until you reach piles of logs at the start of a wide open area that has been clear felled on either side of the track. The shrike was present hunting from thin scattered trees in the left cleared area, which has been recently fenced with deer netting.

[Peter Chapman/Charlie Elder]