Sunday, 7 November 2010

The GG Shrike again.

Saturday morning promised to be sunny, calm and cold so I thought this'll do for me but where to go?

All my local patches including Marsh Lane, Upton Warren, Draycote Water and Brandon Marsh had all been very quiet lately so they were ruled out.This left another go at the GG Shrike hoping for better pics than my last efforts which were disappointing.So off I shot at 8.00AM to Napton.

There were only 3 birders present when I got there and the weather was a bit dull for decent shots but only half an hour later things brightened up considerable the sun came out,more birders had arrived and best of all Dave Hutton located the Shrike about 100 metres along the canal hedge line.For most of the morning it put on a good show on the wires, in the hedgerow and along the roadway but alas it did not land on the posts.

My best shots were better than those I took on Wednesday but nowhere as good as those chaps who got it on the posts last Tuesday.

Funnily enough I seemed to get better shots when the Shrike took to the air hunting for flies.


Kevin Groocock said...

I love those flight shots, Max. Well done! I popped in midafternoon today but it was elusive and led us a merry dance! It also came down to the same posts as Tuesday but we were too far away - then it got dark!

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Kevin.I'd love to get it on those posts.

Kevin Groocock said...

!'d love to get it in flight! Shall we swap?