07/11/2016 Little Woolden Moss, Manchester

Great Grey Shrike: It's always good when you wake up with no specific birding plans to then pick up a decent local report of a bird down the road.

Despite the poor light the bird showed really well at times.
The bird seemed to favour the television aerials and bushes surrounding the cottages near the farm, however the bird did disappear for short periods before coming back to the cottages.

The GGS seemed to be taking an interest in the House Sparrows and was observed attempting to catch one and I think this is why it was keeping to the area  around the cottages.
Great to bump into Dave Steel who did a brilliant job of finding the bird, he also gave me a lot of information on the birds movements.

It was also nice to meet Brian and Margaret Hilton two Manchester based folks who were lovely to chat to.