A trip upto Hartshill Hayes for the resident Tawny Owls was the order of the day (my 1st trip up since 2007) its only on the doorstep but just seems to pass me by!! A quick call to Mark Maddox & picked up on route soon had me watching 2 birds of the 4 present in the immediate area!! With Mark getting me a year tick i decided to repay the favour & take him over to Upper Longdon,Staffs for the Great Grey Shrike which i must say performed well after about 1/2hr!!! also picked up flyover Crossbill,Woodcock & a Munjac walking up the track oblivious to us watching it (Why i never photographed it i'll never know??) not a bad cpl of hrs out!!!