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Great Grey Shrike

Discussion of sightings in and around the Chorley area.

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Leonard Poxon
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Great Grey Shrike

Post by Leonard Poxon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:58 pm

Seen at 11.00 this morning in the dead forest above Lead Mines Clough, Anglezarke

Also seen - 2 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 12 Long Tailed Tit with a possible male Blackcap or Willow Tit, Bullfinch heard, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, 3 Jay, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, possible Brambling heard.

Lots of pine cones for potential Crossbills!!

Fungi - Buttercap.

Neil Southworth
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Re: Great Grey Shrike

Post by Neil Southworth » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:02 pm

There must be a good chance that it's April's bird, which hopefully means it might hang around for the winter.

Neville Root
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Re: Great Grey Shrike

Post by Neville Root » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:21 pm

if its got good sense it won't hang around the dead tree plantation, Sat and Sun will see the pheasant shooters out in force.

Leonard Poxon
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Re: Great Grey Shrike

Post by Leonard Poxon » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:05 am

Photo below.
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Re: Great Grey Shrike

Post by peter rowlands » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:24 am

That's a stunner Len. Beautiful bird and a wonderful capture, well done.
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ianball
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Re: Great Grey Shrike

Post by ianball » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:29 am

Great pictures. Birdguides report present again this morning.

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Re: Great Grey Shrike

Post by Janice Sutton » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 pm

No Sign by mid-afternoon, met four others coming back, they had no luck either.

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