Having gone up late morning to feed the birds at High Moor in Wykeham Forest we made our way to the clearing in Wykeham Forest where the Great Grey Shrike has been seen for the last few weeks.
Having sat in the car and had a coffee for 20 minutes we made our way back past High Moor and went through the Forest turning up by the nursery so imagine our surprise when a Great Grey Shrikes fly's across the track ahead of us and lands on top of a tree trunk in the clearing.
Great views and I managed distant shots before it moved to a tree top further back. Still time to put the tripod up, put scope atop make a cup of tea and get great sights of the bird. Forget the tea only joking.
Shortly after riding around lanes on the perimeter of the forest we had great views of a Sparrow Hawk. Is it me or are they getting more prevalent.
Riding around the Carrs we saw 6 Barn Owls today, all different I believe due to the distances between them. The pictured owl is a typical type of context around here on top of a bank over a ditch.
Also seen today amongst other things was a group of 16 Tree Sparrows and a similar possibly slightly larger group of Yellow Hammers.