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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Shrike & Lesser Whitethroat

On Saturday 1st November the immature Red- backed Shrike was showing well at Ness Point by the Bird's Eye factory orange windsock. Other birders were staying in their cars too so the bird was unfazed and regularly feeding. I then had a tweet to say the Hoopoe was still at Framsden, so wanting to get some shots of the bird in the sunshine I drove down and didn't see it despite SUffolk BINS saying the bird continued to welcome all comers well it didn't welcome me on this occasion! On Sunday 2nd November, at 12.30 pm a Grey wagtail was heard and then sen flew just above the garden and north. a tweet from Rob stating the Lesser Whitethroat was still in mariner's Score, I drove down parked in the High Street directly opposite the entrance to the score and was very jammy (for once) as the bird started to show well in an ivy covered sycamore. It simply flew right into the tree. There were 2 sycamores together and it was seen just seen above the clad ivy area, initially looking a very sandy brown bodied bird it showed a grey head white throat and sandy brown back.

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