Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Shrikey !

On Saturday 29th September Richard Hearn and myself found this beast lurking in the main dell at Buckton, news was put out and over 1600 birders saw the bird during its 6 day stay, raising £651 for St Catherines Hospice, Scarborough. On Monday October 1st the shrike was caught and ringed during routine ringing on the site. It was found to be a 1st winter bird and plumage features indicated it was almost certainly of the race phoenicuroides known by some as Turkistan Shrike.

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