Lanius excubitor

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a common European butcherbird

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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.
A Great Grey Shrike was a good find on a remote road west of Llyn Du, north of Porthmadog.
Great Grey Shrike Picture: Adrian Foster Meanwhile inland nomadic Great Grey Shrikes kept watch over a handful of regular wintering sites, including World's End, Flintshire, and the Alwen Reservoir, Conwy.
Last knockings for winter include Long-tailed Ducks on Anglesey's Inland Sea, Scaup on Rhyl's Brickworks Pond Rand a Great Grey Shrike at World's End.
Nine Slavonian grebes were off Llanfairfechan, a spoonbill at Connah's Quay, great grey shrike in the Clocaenog Forest at Bryn y Gors Coch and two yellow-legged gulls were at Gresford Flash.
A juvenile rose-coloured starling was a great find on a Nefyn birdtable, while a great grey shrike has returned to winter in the Clocaenog Forest.
A Yellow-legged Gull was briefly on the Conwy estuary last week, while a Great Grey Shrike was seen at Craig Bron-banog in the Clocaenog Forest.
A couple of snow buntings are still on Kinmel Bay beach, the twite with linnets on Llandudno's Bodafon Fields and a great grey shrike near Nilig.
In Denbighshire, a Great Grey Shrike was again at Craig Bron-banog in the Clocaenog Forest and the Black-necked Grebe remains in Afonwen quarry, Bodfari.
A Great Northern Diver is on Anglesey's Inland Sea, and a Great Grey Shrike has returned to Craig Bron-banog in the Clocaenog Forest for its umpteenth winter.
Long-staying birds include snow buntings at Kinmel Bay and Llandudno's West Shore, twite among linnets on Bodafon Fields and great grey shrike in Clocaenog.
A Great Grey Shrike was on the north side of Llyn Alwen, high on the Denbigh Moors, while a Grey Phalarope spent Friday feeding on the water's edge at Abergwyngregyn.
The great grey shrike was seen by most who ventured up to Craig Bron Banog in Clocaenog and the lone shorelark remained at Gronnant.
A Great Grey Shrike remains by Offa's Dyke above Minera, but it will surely soon be heading east to breed in Scandinavia.
The wintering great grey shrike is still in a Clocaenog forest clearing at Craig Bronbanog, where crossbills are still in small flocks but will soon be pairing to nest.