Wednesday 18 December 2019

Cissbury Ring

I couldn't get away till quite late in the afternoon today but was then soon joined by Gareth James to twitch the shrike which had made an unexpected second coming. With the day drawing to an end in overcast, breezy conditions we didn't feel that optimistic but eventually spotted the Great Grey Shrike in the scrub near the western yew... A fantastic bird for our 10km Worthing area 'Uber Patch'! A clear but relatively brief view, I'll hopefully get a chance for another look at it before too long, assuming it hangs around. 12 Yellowhammers flying to roost was the most notable other sighting.

Great Grey Shrike