Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Woodchat Shrike et al

An extremely showy 1st summer male Woodchat Shrike was found at Friary Hills today. I arrived as it had just been lost, but soon relocated it. It was often being harried by other smaller birds, which obviously saw it as a threat.

The Collared Pratincole was still present distantly towards the NE and gave some reasonable flight views. News of a probable Marsh Warbler reached my ears, but had presumably moved through. A Spotted Flycatcher was at Muckleborough, but little else was found. The Temminck's Stint was seen from Daukes at Cley, as well as a Little Ringed Plover and the Godwits. A Hobby flew over, as did 3 Spoonbills.

A return to Blakeney Freshes had the Woodchat showing even more superbly!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent pratincole photos - better than I saw it!

    Keep up the good work.