Monday, 11 October 2010

No joy today.

Red-backed Shrike
Woodchat Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

After sleeping in this morning and arriving at school later than usual I had a busy day and got home about 5pm pretty tired. No sooner had I got through the door and I was told "have to hurry, a Red Eyed Vireo is at North Gare. We jumped straight in the car and shot down to Seaton Carew. We were not sure exactly where the bird would be located so were hoping to see other birders to give us a clue. We had no sooner pulled up in the car park when Mick's phone went off, his friend informing him that a Hoopoe had been seen at South Gare!! We made the decision to try and find that as we thought it probably easier to locate than the R.E. Vireo so off we shot. Upon arriving at South Gare we were told the bird had not been seen for about 30mins and it was not found whilst we were there up until dark. Good luck to anyone who finds it tomorrow.
Not sure what all this travelling around looking for birds is doing for our 'Carbon Footprint' though but it is probably keeping the transporter bridge in business!

No photos of anything for the last couple of days as even the Red-flanked Bluetail at Saltburn was seen but not close enough for a usable picture, so we've put some more Shrike pic's on.

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