Sunday, 14 October 2012

Red-backed Shrike on Salisbury Plain

14 Oct - An amazingly confiding female Red-backed Shrike has been at Everleigh, on the edge of Haxton Down, for a week or so, and I saw it today - beautiful sunshine made for good photos. The bird was feeding very actively on insects and appeared to have a larder in one of the hawthorn bushes. The second sighting of this species for me in Wiltshire. Also 3 Red Kites seen on the return journey from Swindon via Marlborough. Photos JM.

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