Sunday, 21 October 2018

Grey Catbird at Lands End

 Jim and I drove down to Lands End today leaving at 2.30am we tackled the 320 mile drive and despite thick fog and the M3 closures we arrived at Lands End for 8am. Pulling into the car park which was already full we could just about make out the group of birders in the mist and made our way towards them. The bird had just flown which was in one way a relief as we knew it was still about but obviously we now had to see if it returned. After an hour we had a very brief view as it sat up on top of some distant brambles. Another hour passed before the bird showed again but this time it came much closer and gave me the chance to grab a few images despite the thick cloud cover that had now formed.

Grey Catbird
Grey Catbird

Grey Catbird was now firmly on the list.

A short diversion on the way home gave another year tick with Cirl Buntings at Broadsands.
Year list now 246
Life list now 397

A full car park at sunrise
Looking for the Catbird
Lands end
First distant views but qualified for my second lifer this week
Now will that Brown Shrike wait around for next weekend?


  1. Lovely photos.

    I am trying slowly to catch up after my hard drive crashed out completely, will be sometime before I am back to where I was. Cheers Diane

  2. Thanks Diane and good luck catching up

  3. Nice post. Thanks for sharing.