Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Great Grey Shrike, Bramblings and Willow Tits

Finally, after 3 years and uncountable visits, I found the Great Grey Shrike at Cross Inn Forest today. Not at the crossroads though. Just before 5pm it was in an area with much more small bird (Stonechat, Reed Bunting, Robin, Wren, Great Tit) activity - turn right at the crossroads, go past the barrier and follow the track where it bends to the right and it was on the right side, quite far away from the track. Regarding Bramblings, I noticed that the 2015 Bird Report has the latest departure date as 6th of March. This year, the last record on my garden bird feeders in Tregaron was of a single bird on 9th of March, with a maximum of 4 birds end of February. Also, there are two Willow Tits in the trees by the road at the edge of Falcondale Lake.