New Years Day was a washout from start to finish. Birds species seen to start the New Year were all seen in my garden, they being: Dunnock, Blackbird, Magpie, Blue and Great Tit, Robin , Carrion Crow and Woodpigeon.
The 2nd was a bright sunny day so I decided in the afternoon to go and have a look at the Great Grey Shrike that had been spotted on the 20th December (2013) in Hopwood, Worcestershire. Today was the first window I had to go and see the bird and fortunately it has stayed around and appears to be settled in well for the time being. After a short wait of 30 + minutes the bird had been spotted and it looked splendid as it perched and preened in the bright sunlight. Good scope views were enjoyed of the distant but great to see Great Grey Shrike! A super Lifer for the start of the new year!
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