Thursday, 2 February 2017

Great Grey Shrike at Deeping High Bank, Lincolnshire



A couple of distant, ropey images of the Great Grey Shrike that was found by Ian Gordon on the Deeping High Bank on Monday of this week. The bird was frequenting a scrubby field by the river itself and was seen on numerous occasions making forays on to the ground in an attempt to capture some poor unsuspecting beastie. A great addition to my local year list.

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  1. Hi John, I've got one on my patch and I found the it is a very difficult bird to get close to, so your are not bad at all.

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    1. Thanks Mike! Yes, a very jumpy bird, I just wish that they would realise that I am not out to harm them!
      J

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  2. Absolutely love shrikes! Mysterious pictures in the dark! Gr. John

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    1. Thanks John! Yes, great birds!
      J

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  3. I can forgive these photos because yours are usually as good as it gets - that's why I keep coming back! I hopped over to Google images to take a good look at this bird. It's truly beautiful.
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    1. Thanks Bazza! The bird just wouldn't allow me to get any closer, plus it was falling down with rain at the time, so not ideal conditions for photography, or birding!
      J

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  4. Nice capture John. I have just heard about this one yesterday. Something about near a bridge, that must be a long way up DH Bank.

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    1. Thanks Roy! Yes, the bird is in a scrubby field by the green bridge at the Spalding end of the high bank, where the road goes away from the river. A bit of a journey, but a great bird.
      J

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  5. Your photos are really great! You could consider joining some photo memes so more people can enjoy your photography :) I have a list of memes on my blog, if you are interested. There's a tab at the top called 'photo memes'.

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    1. Thanks very much bettyl-NZ! I don't really know what you mean about memes, but I will indeed take a look!
      J

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  6. I totally agree with BettyL!

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    1. Thanks Liz! I will endeavour to try!
      J

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