This bird was doing what Grey Shrikes do best; catching passerines. Eventually tracked it to the water tanks where it was seen with a freshly caught Meadow Pipit before it made its way back to it's larder along Hill Dyke. Low light, strong winds and distance meant that images are not great.


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Great Grey Shrike's - Water Tanks, Fair Isle 4th October & Observatory 22nd October 2016
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This bird had been seen around the Plantation trap on and off for a number of days, though I had not seen it there myself. It was eventually caught and brought back to the Obs to be processed and was the third bird of four I saw during my trip.