The Butcher Bird
was invincible and attempts by the RAF to shoot it down led to disastrous losses in aircraft and pilots.
This comes from her collection Song Of The Butcher Bird
Rangers in Clocaenog Forest, Clwyd, have recorded at least three rare great grey shrikes, known as the butcher bird
because of its violent feeding habits.
The fighter plane, nicknamed the Butcher Bird
by its German pilots, ended up in the drink off Bergen in Norway on 15 December 1943.
Carcasses have been found across Clocaenog which bear testimony to the grisly feeding habits of the Great Grey Shrike -known as the Butcher Bird
because of the horrific way it dispatches its prey.
My earliest memory of having mirror-touch is standing in my parents' garden in South Africa, aged six, watching butcher birds
hang mice on the wire fence.