Great Grey Shrike: There are times I love this time of year, when I am watching a Hen Harrier down on Burton Marsh or the times when I successfully find a large white winged gull among the gull flocks on Richmond Bank.
What I don't like is the lack of daylight hours we have, the lack of photography light and birding time.
This was my second visit to Lythams Shrike hot spot, however this time I took Garry along.
We didn't have to wait too long before the bird was spotted on the other side of the road to Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary.
It was also great to bump in to Mr Carlton-Jones, who had a two Shrike day bagging both this bird and Grindleton bird.