Thursday, 2 May 2013

Woodchat Shrike at Brandon Marsh N.R.

Wednesday 1st May 2013
A walk round Caldecote produced 4 Wheatears, a Grey Partridge, and Green and Greater spotted Woodpeckers.
Wheatear, Caldecote Hall
Thursday 2nd May 2013
I was on my way to Brandon Marsh anyway to try again for Grasshopper Warbler but a call from Andy H had me cursing every hold up in traffic on the way. A Woodchat Shrike had turned up at Brandon and having missed the last one in 2009 I was anxious to try and see this one. No need to have worried the bird was showing well from the tops of the Bramble patches and continued to do so throughout most of the day. Usual excuses for poor images.
Woodchat, Brandon Marsh N.R.
Woodchat with Leatherjacket
Grasshopper warbler ;   PS to see what a Grasshopper warbler really looks like see Steve Valentine's images on Surfbirds
Female Common Whitethroat

1 comment:

  1. Bob.I've never taken so many crap shots of a single bird as today's Woodchat Shrike.I know it wasn't close but I should have done better.Was it the heat haze ???
    Well done with the Gropper.Where was it ?