Sunday 16 May 2010

First Summer male Woodchat at Skewjack, Land's End.

This long distance shot of the long-staying Woodchat Shrike at Skewjack was taken on Saturday.  The bird can be aged as a first summer by the brownish cast to the primaries and grey areas in the mantle.  A full adult would show a black mantle and black primaries. 


  1. Might be distant shots but there is plenty of detail, so no mistaking the bird ID.

  2. Hi Steve
    Just wanted to say a big Thank You for presenting a great 'slide show' at Stithians last week.
    I thoroughly enjoyed your informative talk and of course your bird photographs were excellent.
    I am looking forward to Pt 2