Friday, 10 October 2014

Lesser Grey Shrike

Just got home from work and thanks to Jim P:-) I got the nod that a Lesser Grey Shrike had turned up at Biggleswade Common. I wasn't sure I could get all the way over to the common from Leighton Buzzard in time before the light was lost, but left home in hope whilst praying the bird would still be on site, reasonably close and that the light would hold up for photo's.

I arrived about 6 ish with the light fading badly and the shrike sitting in a tree about 200 yards away and had more or less had given  up on trying to get any photo's at all. Then all of a sudden the Shrike seemed to liven up and did a few circuits of the fields as some Corn Buntings came in to roost, eventually settling and sitting on top of a much nearer tree, I quickly grabbed some record shots as enclosed as the light was really poor at this point, so very happy with the results given the circumstances.

A real treat and the 3rd lifer for me personally in 3 weeks in, Barred Warbler, Hoopoe and now the Lesser Grey Shrike and all in Bedfordshire who would have thought. I wonder what will turn up next week??

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