Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Great Grey Shrike.

Having missed the Ashdown Shrike a couple of times I thought it was worth a longer trip to Iping Common as it seems to be a more reliable bird.
Just after arriving we were watching a Dartford Warbler when I saw the Shrike at distance flying across the valley. It was then another 3 hours before it was seen again. This time it flew from tree to tree sitting at the top all the time but always at some distance!! 





Great Grey Shrike.


Today I had a walk around Tide Mills after the sun had become more elusive again. Not a lot seen apart from the usual Redshank and some Dunlin.



Redshank.



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