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On Wednesday March 18th 2015 we were very priviliged at Hutton Roof to receive the 2nd Great Grey Shirike which I managed to personally see them both on the 24th. The second bird is of a darker phase than the bird that has overwintered with us.
I just thought I would do this sketch to make note of the additional bird and for the first bird to lay down the ground rules to the new arrival.
No. 1 rule is that the Shrike must appear at least twice a day for the benefit of the local birdwatchers!
Another version showing one shrike looking down to the other Shrike
in a "subordinate" pose whilst instructions eg: ground rules are given.