08 March 2011

Great Grey Shrike at Bwlch-y-Lladron

Colin Richards found this Great Grey Shrike a couple of days ago in the same area as one had been found a few years back. It was showing very briefly at first but, after I bit of searching I found an area which it seemed to like a lot.
The favoured area today where it caught lots of beetles, a couple of bees and a shrew. This photo was taken from a forestry track at SN944030

I did manage some distant video footage which you can find following the link below. What a bird!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haRWBmkjy1E&feature=player_detailpage

2 comments:

The Snipe said...

Nice sequence of it throwing up a pellet! Would have been interesting to find that, but would prob have disturbed the bird.

Jeff said...

Nice clip Mark,agree with John-nice sequence where it coughed up a pellet.
Nice pics on GRC blog btw.