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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Isabelline Shrike at Porth Clais, Pembs

 John, Marion & Jon Best continued their 'year of the shrike' with another cracking find. This Isabelline Shrike proved very popular especially towards the end of it's stay when birders were also able to pick up Isabelline Wheatear (in Glamorgan) along the way! On the day I visited it seemed to have some foreign body attached under its right eye, like a tick or something similar? Later photos showed it had seemed to have dropped off. It was a stunning bird and some video of it feeding and sitting up in it's favourite hedge can be found following the link at the bottom of this post.

Isabelline Shrike video - click here