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Saturday, 28 May 2022

Lesser Grey Shrike: cleared for take off!

Since Linda and I needed to do a small supermarket shop, we detoured to Hellesdon to catch up with a newly-arrived Lesser Grey Shrike on the Airport perimeter fence. A short walk from the conveniently close 'Nest' car park found us joining a small group of birders to enjoy somewhat distant views of yet another good bird for the year list.

Despite the gloomy conditions, the bird's pinkish flush was visible as it continually hunted for insects in the grass below the fence. We could, I'm sure have moved forward twenty yards without disturbing the delightful waif, but a self-appointed 'marshal' had drawn a line in the sand! Still: a terrific and most-welcome bird.

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