A couple of weeks ago I took a wander around Thursley Common hoping to catch sight of a Great Grey Shrike that had been reported.
My search around 'Shrike Hill' and elsewhere was unsuccessful so with little other avian activity I decided to follow a path across one of the wetter areas where I heard but failed to see a Dartford Warbler calling from a clump of mature gorse.
I then spotted a distant pale head moving about level with the heather and initially thought it might be a Grey Heron but something in my mind said it just didn't look right. So I diverted from the path and very slowly stalked through the heather while trying to avoid any of the many deep wet pot holes to get a closer view and this is what I found ...
Wild Bird Wednesday.
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