Tuesday 25 August 2015

47 BCBs - a Besor record

More of the same but better! BCB numbers reached 47 yesterday. Apart from being stunning birds this is an extraordinary number for this area. Here's a pic of 27 of them

and you'll need some imagination to count 44 here but trust me (still some left in the tree) . . .

Otherwise its shrike time - all five common species today: saw the usual Desert Grey (or Southern Grey) on the commute, a distant juv Masked near the Besor car park, then this pretty Red-backed (juv)

and a cryptic but lovely juv Woodchat

and finally another Lesser Grey in the same dead tree as the one I blogged a week or so ago!

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