Thursday 5 February 2015

Great Grey Shrike and Jack Snipe

Great Grey Shrike, Lanius excubitor
I made another trip to Iping Common today and met Butterfly Conservation volunteer Garry who was also searching for the Great Grey Shrike. He spotted it and we followed it around as it toured its territory. Long-tailed Tits and Goldcrests moved around the Birches and gorse bushes together. I was fortunate to see a Green Woodpecker fly along the ridge and disturbed a Jack Snipe.
Birch Polypore, Piptoporus betulinus

Goldcrest, Regulus regulus
Gorse, Ulex europaeus
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Great Grey Shrike, Lanius excubitor

Great Grey Shrike

Wood Mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus, left by Great Grey Shrike
Wood Mouse left by Great Grey Shrike

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