|The Links Road Woodchat Shrike.|
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
It was almost back to a full complement with the boys back from Shetland so I thought it best to show them a Yellow-browed Warbler, after all they had only seen 30+ in the last week. The Thorpeness bird showed really well and called non stop for about 2-3 minutes. Vis mig was good with 150+ Siskin, 75 + Redpoll, 8 Crossbills (plus 13 at North Warren earlier), 150+ Goldfinches and a Tree Sparrow that got us going as it called briefly as it headed towards us. After a couple of hours it was evident that nothing was fresh in so we took the decision to twitch the ultra showy Woodchat Shrike at Links Road. The bird performed superbly and allowed so good photos before my battery died!!