Monday, 18 June 2012

18th June

A female Red-backed Shrike which appeared outside the Observatory mid-morning was a timely reminder that the spring wasn't quite over yet. Otherwise it was much the same as recent days with another Short-eared Owl, this time at Howar, the Collared Dove and at least 4 Siskins.

It's been a good year for Red-backed Shrikes with today's bird being at least the 14th so far. It was easily caught in the afternoon, attracted to a baited spring-trap in about 30 seconds!!

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