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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Distant grey blob in a hedge = Great Grey Shrike at Fincham!

Since Linda and I had business in Watton, we made a longish detour to Fincham, where a Great Grey Shrike had been reported yesterday. When we arrived on site, the first people we met were Tina and her birding friend Rod: they kindly pointed out a small, pale blob in a hedge around 400 metres across the field! Luckily, a kind birder with a scope let Linda and me take a squint: excellent! It's been a couple of years since I've seen a GGS, so this one - although distant - was very welcome.

Also present at the site were lots of Buzzards (one of which did a great impression of a female Marshie) a very close Red Kite and two kinds of deer: Roe and Muntjac. Lovely to chat with Linda & David (coincidence!) a delightful couple who were among the first to notice the bird and who live just a few hundred metres along Black Drove

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