Category Archives: Shrikes

Daurian Shrike at Flamborough

and Identification of First Winters by Martin G. It’s a privilege to live at Flamborough near some very keen and capable birders. I was reminded of this last Tuesday morning. I arrived back from Shetland on the Monday evening (14th) … Continue reading

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Eastern Red-backed Shrike ssp. kobylini

Valid or not? Northdale, Unst, May 2013 (Above) male Red-backed Shrike. Easily a favourite ‘find’ on this springs Shetland guided holidays. Quite a few of the 10 or so we came across were first seen from the comfort of bums on van … Continue reading

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Wild Weekend: Shetland Spring Extra

More and More by Martin G. This Greenish Warbler was a bit of a highlight find over a Shetland Nature ‘Wild Weekend’. Following on from the Shetland Spring Birding holiday, I lead a shorter ‘Wild Weekend’. A new group with … Continue reading

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Mount Hermon’s Breeding Birds

+ surprise new species (not fully identified!) by Yoav P. During the last 6 weeks I have been coordinating an extensive Breeding Bird Atlas Project on Mt. Hermon. This is Israel’s highest peak, and our only alpine habitats are there. … Continue reading

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homeyeri Great Grey Shrike

in Hungary by Martin Bence and Szabolcs Kókay have been in touch about a Great Grey Shrike photographed by Szabolcs in Hungary (I think in Feb 2006). It’s a smart looking bird. I have learnt since exploring the subject that some western and especially central European birds … Continue reading

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Red-backed Shrike

Female Further north (especially Holy Island, Northumberland) is scoring heavily in these NE winds, but a female Red-backed Shrike found by ‘Little Tern Warden’, Lizzie was timely find especially for Saturday visitors. The Golden Oriole perfomed regularly through the day too. Mammals at Spurn Are always great background wildlife. … Continue reading

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Great Grey Shrike and Red Kite Surprise

Ramsley Moor near Sheffield Went out this morning with Sheffield’s ace insect (and other animals) expert, Paul Richards. Our little plan was to try to get an early Adder. Lack of real warming sunshine prevented that. However we scored! A Great Grey Shrike was … Continue reading

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