Thursday, September 25, 2008

Brown Shrike

What a MEGA bird! The Brown Shrike seen recently at Flamborough Head is only the 5th recorded in the UK and a first for Yorkshire and a lifer for me. The other sightings were: 1985 - Shetland, 2000 Shetland, 2001 Scilly's and 2004 Shetland.

As you can see from the images above the bird was hanging around with a Red Backed Shrike, and both birds were very distant, ok through a scope, but very hard to capture a decent image through the DSLR. Also reported at Flamborough today: Red Breasted Flycatcher, Yellow Browed Warbler, Lapland Bunting and Long Tailed Skua.

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