Time 07.30 am
Weather Dry / Overcast
Location Church Cove, The Lizard.
So here I was at last looking for a rare year tick the Woodchat Shrike that has been here for a few days. I was just hoping it was still around as it had been seen yesterday, and at least it was dry if not the best of light. So after taking a couple of location shots for the blog I settled down and started to scan the area it had been seen. After a while I was joined by two other visiting birders and we spent forty five minutes without a sighting. then a local stopped and said sometimes it has been seen along the road to the lifeboat station.So the two of us who were left walked up towards the lifboat station, and as we reached the top the other chap spotted it on some Gorse bushes to our left. So I spent the next twenty minutes taking images and moving closer until a workman walked across the field and flushed it. So all in all it was a good morning with the time I had available, and drove home in a very happy frame of mind. I have also included two shots of a nice male Chaffinch which was hanging around.