Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A dirty twitch

The long drive from Glasgow airport to my family home in Cambridgeshire was broken with a few hours spent at Spurn to see a juv Masked Shrike (only Britain's third record).  The bird showed well, hunting along a hedgerow filled with ripe haws, though it was a little distant for the camera.

Masked Shrike

I also had a bit of time to watch a Jack Snipe at close range on the Canal Scrape, had a Peregrine go up the Point and saw a newly found Richard's Pipit.  I also managed to see both Stoat (crossing the road near Patrington) and Weasel (crossing the road at The Warren) which was an unexpected bonus.

Jack Snipe

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