Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Great Grey Shrike at Škocjanski zatok
Other good sightings in the area included 2 late Sand Martins (flying south over the marsh), a flock of 25 Lapwings (over the lagoon, headed south as well), 1 male Pochard (first of the season) and an awful lot of showy Penduline Tits (pics below). Also quite good movement of small birds in the hedges and reedbed; especially Reed Warblers and Chiffchaffs. About 14 Meadow Pipits and a few Water Pipits heard, along with 1 Song Thrush, several Tree Pipits, 13 Reed Buntings, 4 Siskins, 6 Linnets, 2 Serins, 7 Hawfinches, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Skylark. Five Stonechats and 1 Whinchat were present on the grazing marsh.