Shrike Hunt.

Tess and I spent the day looking for a Radnorshire Great Grey, starting east of Llandegley towards New Radnor, we saw 500 + Fieldfare, 300 + Redwing and 300+ Starling. Back to Penybont Common, there were 1,000 + Fieldfare, 500 + Redwing, 20 + Meadow Pipit, and a male and female Hen Harrier being mobbed by a dozen crows (amazing site), other birds included single Skylark, a female/juv Sparrowhawk, Mistle Thrush, a male Yellowhammer was a good find for us, and a dead Buzzard on the roadside. Along the A44 driving west, we saw another male Hen Harrier hunting the meadows.

Gifach in the carpark area, there were 15 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Brambling and a Bullfinch on the berries.

And finally back to Elan, in the v c carpark there were 10 Goldfinch, 2 female Brambling and a Bullfinch feeding on the berries. Down on Dolymynach there were 15 Mallard, 8 Mandarin, 5 Goldeneye and a single Little Grebe. On Craig Goch there were 34 Mallard (good record), and to finish the day off, a male and female Scaup. So no sign of a Radnorshire Shrike, but not a bad days birding.


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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One Response to Shrike Hunt.

  1. johnforestry says:

    There is a shrike near bwlch y sarnau in the forest

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