Monday, September 22, 2014

Masked Shrike at Kilnsea, East Yorkshire

I took a trip with Will Bowell and his girlfriend Natalie up to Kilnsea to see this wonderful third for the UK and first in mainland England. Great bird and really easy to watch, catching grasshoppers etc on the grass its favoured hedge.
This is the only shot I got where you can see that the peachy coloration on the flanks of the right side. These are the first signs of the colours this juvenile/first-winter bird will wear as an adult.

Having a bit of a mid-preen shake.

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