Great Grey Shrike
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Drove down to Chilham this afternoon to try to see the Great Grey Shrike It immediately started to rain when I arrived, so I sat in the car in the sports centre car park for 30 minutes or so till it eased off and stopped. I then walked up the road with 2 others to the little bridge. No sign of course and after about 40 minutes or so we decided to call it a day. I returned to the car and drove back down Branch Road again where lo and behold the Shrike was perched in a bush beside the road. It then flew on to some wires and I took a quick snap in the deep gloom before driving around back to the car park. I retuned to the scene where it had flown to a more distant bush. After about 10 minutes it disappeared again in the gathering dusk at about 15.30.