Please click here to see the great film (on youtube) made by Fraser of the Great Grey Shrike recently at Dalton. What a great job, and you can see the Shrike with prey and impaling Lizards etc...... (Thanks Fraser, and can't wait for Part 2)...
Had a walk from Plain Quarry, and up through Dalton Crags to the Trig and back.
There is now 5 singing Tree Pipits, one in the Crags to the Whittington side of Plain Quarry and at least 4 singing and displaying in the Dalton deforested area. Also at least 2 Blackcaps near to the Plain Quarry Car Park, and also had Great Spotted Woodpecker, lots of Willow Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 single Swallows North, 7 Meadow Pipits North.
Common Lizard ran across entrance at Plain Quarry. Watching Roebuck for 5minutes, Also had a pair of Speckled Wood Butterflies on Dalton Lane.