Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Shrike number 4
Thanks Harry. Chris rang me last night and explained where it was. Right behind me! It didn't cross my mind to search the opposite side of the road. I wondered whether to go back today but instead headed up above Llanddewi Brefi to the site where I found a Shrike two winters ago. When I got to the spot, a vast area of clear fell presented itself along with hundreds of potential hunting posts and not much moving about. So after a while I headed back, but to my delight one appeared in a cleared area between Bryn Moel and Bryn y Rhyd (688528) before flying off westwards out of view. I'd scarcely set off for home when what I presume was the same bird was by the side of the road before retreating (681526).