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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Two Shrikes and lots of Snipe at Strumpshaw

When Linda heard there were two Great Grey Shrikes at Strumpshaw, she made me turn off the roast (vegetarian, naturally!) and speed off to the Fen!

A stop at Fen hide was negative, so we slogged through the mud to Tower Hide where, after a bit of a delay, first one then both GGS posed distantly in the gloom. The conditions stretched the new camera to the limit, but I managed a few record shots. There were around ten Common Snipe in front of the hide: what lovely birds they are...

As we walked back to the car, the beginnings of a Starling roost was building over Reception Broad, and literally dozens of Harriers dropped into the trees and reedbeds.

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