Thursday, 16 October 2014

Another Day , Another Shrike

Turkestan Shrike.

On hearing news of a Turkestan Shrike showing well at Worth Marshes i made haste and headed there and after bumping into one or two Kent birders on route i was soon enjoying close fabulous views of this stunning bird , here are a selection of pics i took :

Eating a Dragonfly.

Taking off.

In sunlight.

Wing patch & white supercillium.

Whitish underparts.

No doubt there will be some debate over the "Race " of this bird  which i will happily leave to the experts . This has been a great year for Shrikes for me with this bird being my 5th different species this year.

Edit: This bird has been confirmed by SBBO as being a  Turkestan Shrike.