Went this morning to look for the Great Grey Shrike at Staton Downham, before a meeting in Thetford. As I got on site the shrike was showing west of the bridge over Little Ouse, but at quite a distant. I watched it through the scope for some minutes but then it flew out of sight and was not seen again for the next couple of hours. I searched the wider area well but it was just gone. Quite frustrating as I didn't get even a record shot. Ah well.
On the way out had a quick look at St. Helen's campsite. A nice local lad kindly laid seeds out for birds on the wooden bollards surrounding the carpark, and tons of local birds visited this small feeding site. I was there for about 15 minutes, appreciated the good sunlight and enjoyed every minute! Beautiful, common birds kept coming and going. Next time I should stick some nicer perches up for them.
Marsh Tit - so quick!
Marsh Tit and Blue Tit
Great Tit and Blue Tit
Bugger off! These seeds are mine!
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Some nearctic birds of prey kept flying over making noise:
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