Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Woodchat Shrike, Torver Low Common, Cumbria. 9th May 2006

News of a Woodchat Shrike had me driving up to Torver in the Lake District today. Having never seen one, this was a must to connect with. The bird had been frequenting a walled area on Torver Low Common.
There were only a handful of birders present when I arrived in the car park. I got good views with me binoculars, the set up me camera.
The bird obviously had a circuit, and it was easy to get up close to the bird. It was feeding well, and dropped many pellets whilst it rested.
A beautiful day, in a superb scenic area, and wonderful weather. What more could you ask?