Thursday, 4 November 2010

Warwickshires 200th Bird

Great grey Shrike, Napton

Great grey Shrike

Great grey Shrike

Great grey Shrike

Friday 5th November 2010

Something of a milestone in the Warwickshire Birding Year, reaching 200 species. It wasnt the Great grey Shrike but a Red necked Grebe which made a brief stop at Moreton Bagot. I must stress this is entirely unofficial and represents the total number of species reported in the County to my knowledge. There are certainly a number of species which have ocurred which, for various reasons have not entered the public domain and equally many single observer reports that have not been verified. But hey, it gives us a rough idea of whats going on.

On a personal note my target of 180+ creeps ever closer. A couple of stray Geese species would be nice. I just hope I dont have to rely on too many gull roost sessions.

Rocketed over to Napton again today in my old Banger to see if the little Sparkler in the form of a Great grey Shrike was on display. Turned out to be a bit of a damp Squib as the rain became more persistent. The Shrike did its Jumping Jack routine, dropping from the wires to the ground and back but kept away from the roadside posts. Sorry, trying too hard to be topical.

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