Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Saturday, 5 January 2013

5th January 2013

Headed over to Upper Longdon,Staffs this morning for a crack at the returning Great Grey Shrike,spent a good few hrs waiting around watching it from distance/into the sun etc so decided to give up & head for the car! Was just nearing the top carpark when the Shrike flew past,a quick check in the right hand corner of the  clearfell & sure enough the bird was sitting low down & close enough for some reasonable photos with the 2x conv on!! After about 15mins off having the bird all to myself & it getting closer the crack of broken twigs/branches & the bird was off!! looked over to see a birder with his scope probably a good 100ft closer (Just don't get it!! I was happy the bird was happy feeding, just bad fieldcraft then he had the cheek to say bet you got some great shots!!! "Yeah no thanks to you  Ya Numpty" ) Rant over pics below.........

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