Great Grey Shrike, eight Short-eared Owls. But now I have your attention....
Spent a great hour this afternoon with Lanius excubitor and Sir Cowell of Kingston in the presence of two of my favourite birds, the shrike and Asio flammeus.
The shrike was much further west than I thought, a field or two to the west of where those who have viewed the SEOs before will have stood. The bird was up and down the hedgerow running south from the south side of the bumpy road. The shots were from about 100 yards away.
The owls appeared at 2:25pm, and they were spectacular.