Getting the Great Grey Shrike

photocrati galleryAs mentioned in the previous Blog, last sunday we saw two Great Grey Shrikes (Klapekster). Since I was not carrying my camera, I couldn’t make any shots. Therefore I decided to go back to the Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen (AWD) yesterday and to my surprise and joy, both shrikes were still around. Although I could not get very close, and the backgrounds were not that appealing, I was more than happy to make some decent shots of these small ‘raptors’. I was left with only one of the two (this first winter bird), the other flew away while I was unpacking my camera. On my way back I stopped at ‘my’ Kestrel, and for sure he was around, cleaning himself after just having eaten a mouse……

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