Sunday, 15 February 2015

Great Grey Shrike at Grindleton and Waxwing at Orrell

It doesn't often get reported these days, but the Grindleton great grey shrike is still present in exactly the same place that it has been for most of the winter. It took us just a few minutes to locate it today, and it was as close as I've ever seen it.

Earlier in the day we had called in at Orrell Water Park to have a look at one of the very few waxwings which have been available this winter. The most interesting thing about this bird is that it was ringed in 2013 in the very same garden in which we saw it today. There's a write up about this here.

Finally we headed over to Marshside and picked up a great white egret on Crossens Outer Marsh and about 70 twite on the saltmarsh just north of Southport pier.

Great white egret Crossens Outer Marsh.

1 comment:

  1. P.s. Should have said it was the Great Grey Shrike that I was wanting more info on its whereabouts. Ann


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