Friday, August 25, 2023

πŸ“– 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Red-backed Shrike ~ Longhaven 25/07/23

🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Friday 25th August 2023 🌀️18C ~ Wind NW @ 6MPH ~ A quick visit to the Scottish Wildlife Trusts reserve at Longhaven for a Red-backed shrike.

A very confiding Red-backed Shrike along the fenceline at Longhaven.

I drove to the SWT car park and followed the farm track towards the coast. According to reports, the bird had been favouring the hedge within the reserve patch behind the abandoned cottage. As I turned right along the track to head towards the cottage, I saw the bird perched up along the fence.

I spent a half hour watching the bird patrolling the fence line, occasionally dropping down to catch a tasty morsel. Wouldn't it be nice if all local twitches were as simple as this one! But then where's the fun in that!!

Red-backed Shrike