Wednesday, 7 March 2012

No Shrikey, No Likey!

(7th March 2012 – In Search of the Great Grey Shrike- Hutton Roof
last years date of arrival was 7th March 2011)

No Shrikey, No Likey!

Give him a chance,
Its very early days yet,
And I bet he’s on the way,
So any day now!

He’ll sit proud on top of that tree
The same tree as last year,
It sticks up high into the sky,
And forks quite near the top,

This is the spot from where he looks down,
Before he swoops to catch his prey,
A vole or lizard or beetle be,
Whichever comes first below that tree.

He has his larder somewhere near,
A spikey Haw or Blackthorn tree,
Where he impales his valued food,
And that’s the “Butcher Bird” for you.