A special visitor

Grey Shrike-Thrush

Grey Shrike-Thrush

On Saturday  I was sitting in my comfortable reading chair in my office. I was enjoying a coffee and reading a magazine that had arrived the day before. A sudden flurry of wings at the nearby window caught my attention. (My attention is very easily distracted by birds.)

A Grey Shrike-thrush had landed on the on the window sill barely a metre from where I sat. It pecked at something on the glass – probably an insect caught against the window – took a quick glance in my direction, and flew off to a nearby tree to eat his morning snack.

It is close encounters with our bird life like that which makes this such a wonderful hobby.

Grey Shrike-Thrush

Grey Shrike-Thrush


3 Responses to “A special visitor”

  1. Snail says:

    Lovely! I’m a great fan of shrike-thrushes. Did it sing for you?

  2. Eileen says:

    I thought I was easily distracted by birds flying near me. Congrats on your sighting and a cool bird.

  3. Trevor says:

    Thanks for the comments Snail and Eileen.

    Yes Snail – it regularly sings for me. And when it calls and I’m nearby out in the garden I can do a passable imitation of the call – and it answers me, which is great.

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