Wednesday, 6 October 2010


One more photograph from yesterdays afternoon foray to Hartlepool ~ this time a more "colourful" image of the juvenile woodchat shrike.

During the visit the shrike made several successful insect kills, so food is clearly sustaining this individual - I just wonder how much longer it will reside in this small urban park.

In terms of the photograph, it's a pity that the bird is ringed as the metal band distracts somewhat... however, the colours of the plant are a nice compliment to the shrike.

Shrikes' rock by the way!


Johnnykinson said...

Another cracking images of a "rocker"

Birding about Northumberland said...

I totally agree a beautiful little bird and cracking photos

John Malloy said...

Thanks folks! I do like a shrike...