Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Shrikes!....What's This.

Juvenile Red-backed Shrike. Dan Haywood. 

This juvenile Red-backed Shrike was found at Sunderland Point yesterday and well documented by Dan with these excellent images, though as with my Wryneck at Cockersands on Monday 13 April, this bird did a disappearing act much sooner than would have been liked, allowing nobody but the finder a chance to see this little beauty.

Whinchat. Dan Haywood.

Dan had been in touch with me on Monday to alert me to some 'good stuff' he found in the Cockersands area for which I was grateful, including this Whinchat at Crook Farm. The Whinchat runs a close second to any rarity anytime anywhere in my book, a little gem. 

Dan had said he might bump into me at Cockersands on Tuesday, but as it turned out his decision to go to 'The Spurn of the West' at Sunderland Point was the best decision where he found the brilliant young butcher.

Thanks to Dan @ dansautumnoffensive for letting me use his images for the post, they are much appreciated.

Tuesday's Birds.

As for my Tuesday's birding....Well not as 'birdy' as Dan's, and hasn't really veered away from the routine yet, but my continuing to live in the land of hope I'll post my findings tomorrow.


Noushka said...

Hi Pete,
Thanks for your visit on my blog, always great to read you :)
I find difficult to see shrikes where I live and it always wonderful to spot one!
Lovely pics from Dan!
Keep well and enjoy your evening!

Warren Baker said...

Had the Whinchat here today Pete, but i'm not sure i'll ever get a Shrike here, of any description !