Sunday, 6 June 2010

Lesser Grey Shrike, Black Kite and Quail

Lesser Grey Shrike (2008)
Of interest in the Vipava valley (SLO): Red-backed Shrike (2), Crested Lark (singing), LESSER GREY SHRIKE (1 male perching on cipresses and on wires), Common Quail (1 singing in the fields), Skylark, Black Kite (1 soaring) plus loads of Banded Demoiselles in the nearby wet ditches and some Black-tailed Skimmers.
A very poor pic of the Lesser Grey Shrike:

Black Kite:

Banded Demoiselle:

Local patch: at 19.50 a TREE SPARROW was present in the garden, feeding on the ground within a flock of House Sparrows.