Monday, March 28, 2011

Great Grey Shrike

a day spent in the company of a great bird but haze, distance, shimmer and looking into the sun made photography rather difficult but I like to capture flight patterns of these birds which can be so essential to racial ID -- mobbed by Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Pied Wagtails and Reed Buntings; it caught worms early morning when it was cold, 2C, and damp and later turned to bees -- at one stage a Kestrel flew to its favoured tree whereupon the shrike scuttled into the middle of the hawthorn only to climb back up and fly out to attack the Kestrel driving the falcon off to another bush;

No comments: