Friday, 20 May 2011

It only takes one bird to brighten up a rainy day!

A first summer female Woodchat Shrike was found this morning at the northern end of Bardsey by Steve Hind. The bird favoured a small area of gorse bushes and was easily trapped. It was released at the Observatory where it continued to feed and show well to the assembled crowd in the back garden. Some of yesterday's 35 Spotted Flycatchers were still present, but little else.


  1. What a beauty thanks Steve. Better than your coot shot! But I suppose you were excited!

  2. I have been given a bit of grief today when I said that the coot was still bird of the spring for me!! I've seen three Woodchats on here now, bit still only one coot.


  3. Stunning bird. Well done on predicting it to turn up too!