Went to see this bird y’day morning (7th Jan). Keen to see it as it has drawn some comment in the ‘homeyeri genes’ debate (whether some Great Grey Shrikes reaching Britain have intergrade characters of the more southeastern form homeyeri). Finally found it along same fence-line as 2 Common Buzzard and 1 Kestrel ’predator alley’. Pleased with my slowly improving efforts at digiscoping/ video (it was very windy!)
This 1st winter Great Grey is clearly the same bird ringed at Spurn on 7th November
Nearby 2 Bewick’s Swans accompanied c 52 Whoopers and c 20 Mute Swan and as I left c 120 Pink-feet Geese flew over.