Great Grey Shrike

UPDATE: Visibility a lot better today, for a spot of Shrike hunting. Spent most of the morning at Penybont, after yet another report of one being found near the Council yard. Birds included, Single Stonechat, Kestrel, Song Thrush and many Starlings flying over. Sadly no signs of a Great Grey Shrike.


Rhayader, (Dolgam bungalow area) The Shrike found yesterday by Steve was apparently seen briefly, first thing this morning. Having spent the afternoon, in and around the area, until dark, birds included, 10 Chaffinch, lots of Blue and Great Tits, a Goosander on the swollen river Elan, single Snipe and a Barn Owl. Oh well ! Tess and I dipped again.


About Tony Ware

Watching birds from an early age. Became a serious twitcher during the 80s clocking up 400 + species, which was a lot in them days. Later became a Wildlife Trust Warden and during the 90s The Warwickshire County Mammal Recorder for the Mammal Society and Warwickickshire Biological Record Centre, before moving to Mid-Wales. Today living and Birdwatching in the beautiful Elan Valley, Mid Wales, Recording-BTO survey work, Nest Record Scheme and WeBS.
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2 Responses to Great Grey Shrike

  1. steeejones says:

    Barn Owl was a good record Tony – not seen one there for a few yrs. No sign of GGS at 330 but there were a few dog walkers about which wasn’t helping.

  2. Tony Ware says:

    Steve, I was looking around the Dolifor area, early today, no signs.

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