Friday, 27 March 2015

No Eagle

A tough day saved by two great birds at the death. A morning slog around a birdless Gateshead was followed by a fruitless search for the White-tailed Eagle in Weardale. A distant Ring Ouzel at Bollihope was followed by fantastic views of the Great Grey Shrike at Stanhope. Initially singing from deep inside a hawthorn the bird moved up to the top showing beautifully in the evening sun.

Great Grey Shrike

Ring Ouzel


  1. I'm pleased you got something for your efforts Rob. You deserve it. I see the WTE was spotted again today (Sat) Was going to head down today for the GGS but that wind has put me off. I HATE THE WIND !!!!!!!!!

  2. Yeah I hate the wind, seems like its been blowing a gale every day so far this year. Worth braving the wind today though ;-)