Saturday, November 16, 2013

Great Grey Shrike, Holme village, Cambs

Today, I managed to catch up with the shrike just outside Holme village, near the level crossing, and got a few digiscoped shots near the little abandoned building, plus one DSLR shot from the car (last photo here). I also popped up to the other part of Holme Fen where the 'Trundle Mere' Great Grey Shrike was also showing. I don't remember ever seeing two Great Greys in a day in the UK, and certainly not round here!
The village bird was pretty successful catching grub, including a large rove beetle (of the devil's coach horse type) and a small mammal which may have been a shrew or vole which it appeared to take to larder in a thorn bush...

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