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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Great Grey Shrike at Mynydd Margam

Record shot of the Great Grey Shrike that Phil Hardwick found yesterday. This bird seems to work a far bigger area than the bird I saw yesterday at Bwlch-y-Lladron. It showed very well from the crossroads near the lone pine (SS814887) until it was disturbed by a small group of scramblers!


Meriwether said...

I do ask myself how many Great Grey Shrikes do we have in the county. At least 5 different birds during this winter period [Nov/Mar]. Well done to all finders and reporters and to those who have photographed them too.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps some these birds are moving through Glamorgan , I'am sure that there have been several attempts by various people to search Margam in particular, yet no signs of any until just lately, well done Phil

badger said...

i've searched margam on 3 occasions over the winter with no joy but that doesn't mean that the bird wasn't there it took me about an hour yesterday to find the bird so next year maybe i need to spend a bit more time waiting and scanning from the crossroads but the bird could have been anywhere in that area all winter without detection who knows?