4 February 2017

A few small surprises



A male Bullheaded Shrike and an immature Black Crowned Night Heron near my flat this afternoon......


After 2 very cold days it was pretty mild and I had a couple of hours spare so I walked upstream, the first time this year.............

The Night Heron looked a bit cold and miserable.



The above species does occasionally overwinter but I'd never seen the shrike in winter before.................


I was also surprised to see a male Pheasant..........but no photos as it flew off immediately.

Also around were Goosander, Kingfisher, Daurian Redstart and Hawfinch.

2 comments:

  1. The shrike is rather nice Stu. Like a colourful female Red-backed or a Lesser Grey.

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    1. It's a common summer visitor here but I rarely see it in winter.............

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