A birding diary from the Cotswold Water Park in Glos/Wilts, and further afield....
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.