none in the afternoon . I'm posting a couple of rubbish shots taken at distance , unfortunately I wasn't prepared for the moment when the 'bomber squadron' flew over . I had made plans for an early finish at the site , deciding to try for a second time at Thursley Common for the Great Grey Shrike , especially as the weather was better than on the first visit , a pity not to , as the two sites were quite close . Arriving at the Moat car park , well wrapped against the wind , I set off finding the paths much better than the floods last time . By the time I reached 'Shrike Hill' , I had hardly heard a bird , never mind seen one . Meeting some local walkers , they told me that they hadn't heard of any sightings recently , just what I wanted to hear , but I just walked slowly scanning every vantage point , and hoping . The long sunny periods were becoming shorter , and every now and then there
Back to reality tomorrow , work day up on the Common .