Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Shrike Two

I went back to the patch this evening for a second bite at the Red-backed Shrike and I'm glad to say that it showed really well (It's amazing what you can achieve when you don't have two children to entertain). I also managed to add Pied Flycatcher to the year list (that's number 100 up) with one possibly two birds amongst three or four Spotted Flycatchers in Centre Copse - It's never easy to confirm accurate counts when the birds are flitting high up in the canopy, and with up to Seven Whinchats scattered across the Flats and a report of a Tree Pipit, the patch is finally starting to deliver the goods this autumn.

Juvenile, Wanstead, London

Juvenile, Wanstead, London

Juvenile, London, Wanstead

4 comments:

  1. Cheers Nick, and an excellent find!

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  2. nice one TB, nice to see better detail

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  3. Thanks Jono - The bird is starting to become more tolerant of the increasing number of visiting birders, so I expect to see some even better photos in the next day or two.

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