I managed to get away from the office today, and out for a walk on a nature reserve. My chosen venue was Upton Heath, partly because it’s my local patch but also because I hoped to be able to find the Great grey shrike that had been seen earlier in the week.
I spent a lovely few hours out there, exploring all around the area. It was refreshing, it was enjoyable and when the wind picked up – it blew away plenty of cobwebs!
The shrike? No sign of it today, but it could still be there somewhere and if so it won’t be long before it gets reported again.