When I was walking back last night along Redwall reed bed field in the semi dark having just dipped on the Red-necked Grebe for the umpteen time. I was musing and looking east to the hedgerows bordering the Shooters’ fields and I thought “wouldn’t it be good to see a Great Grey Shrike here”.
A message link via twitter and news that a Great Grey Shrike had been seen on the marsh today was very interesting. Anyway, a Great Grey Shrike was spotted by Peter Haslam, Paul Miller et al and again on the wooded I.C.I tank by Rob Shelton a few hours later. They also saw the Red-necked Grebe so a big result for them. Suffice to say both were not available for viewing after I left work. These things are sent to test us.
The Great White Egret was seen from Hale out on Frodsham Score.
Image by Paul Miller