Sunday, 21 September 2014

MASKED SHRIKE at Spurn Point

First-winter Masked Shrike at Kilnsea (Alison Allen)

The UK's third-ever MASKED SHRIKE was discovered at Kilnsea just after 0900 hours on Saturday 20 September - showing well in the roadside hedgerow that runs from Cliff Cottage garden and the caravan site. It remained throughout the rest of the day, delighting well over 600 birders before nightfall. It was also still present on Sunday, despite a clear night.