Thursday, 19 July 2012

Success For One Pair of Rare Birds

I got up early and went down to the coast to check out a pair of Lesser Grey Shrikes which had been found by Jonathan Theobald earlier this summer.  This is a very rare species now with probably only 20 pairs in France.  Sites are kept quiet to protect this species and the good news is that they have fledged at least three young so hopefully all is well with one site.

Lesser Grey Shrike - photo Jonathan Theobald
I also checked Capestang on my way home but it is very dry and not much sign of birds.  An evening drive produced a dogfight between a Short-toed Eagle and a Peregrine near to Minerve.

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