Great Grey Shrike

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Great Grey Shrike

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My first shot of a rare bird !

It's spending winter in a field about 4 miles from here, lot's of Birders around to photograph it.

They spend summer in Scandinavia but rarely venture this side of the channel.

They catch mice and impale them on thorn bushes to eat!

I shall be going past the field everyday for a week starting 25th. so hope to get a closer shot. This was from about 50 meters.

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What a pretty little bird )like(
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Probably very slightly smaller than a Thrush, Blackbird or Starling. They're quite wide though.

I think I'm changing into Bill Oddy yike*

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Hi Bill, lovely photo ,thought they were bigger than you said I'd rather you were Chris Packham ,in the Mail today they nominate him to take over from David Attenborough. Who has been my hero for over 50 years.

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Shame about 'The King', can't go on forever but someone has to take over and continue the wildlife legacy I guess.


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That is one nice bird, Richard, never seen one of those before. Thanks for piccie. )like(
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