Wednesday, 21 October 2015


The great grey shrike didn't stay long at East Mersea on wires between Rewsalls farm and the church but luckily Sean Nixon managed to take these two pictures of the bird.

 The great grey shrike was found by Darrell Stile on Tuesday 20th mid afternoon, it only stayed for an hour and after disappearing it wasn't found again that day.
There's been an influx of great grey shrikes into East Anglia in the last few days with ones also being found just off either end of the Island on Sunday at Old Hall Marshes to the west and Colne Point to the east.

A short-eared owl put on a great display for Sean Nixon to take this picture as it hunted late afternoon over the rough grass fields of Rewsalls Marshes.

The juvenile rose-coloured starling showed well in the morning to a number of visiting birdwatchers by the entrance to Coopers Beach Holiday Park. This photo was taken by Alan Reynolds from Hertfordshire.

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