Great Grey Shrike & Goldfinch
Sitting at home, I get a message of a Great grey Shrike being located on Cliff Lane Bempton, near the chalet park. As it was only half a mile away, I decided to go and take a look at what would be a two year tick. It did not look good when I met Keith B and another birder searching the hedgerows on Cliff Lane. The bird had flown and and could be anywhere! I told them I was going to have a look around Green lane and was joined by Keith but again no luck. Then, as we were about to give up, I noticed a bird being mobbed by several Goldfinch and Greenfinch. It was the Shrike, in a tree in someone's garden - what a garden tick! Luckily, I had my camera to hand and managed a few quick record shots before the Shrike again disappeared.