Grey Shrike ThrushWe were all surprised how cold it was on valley floor – much colder than our Mountain we were ‘blowing smoke’.

It was so cold in fact that we all needed to have a brisk walk uphill in
the sun to get comfortable as no-one had brought jumpers. We had a hot cuppa about 8am which helped. It was bizarre as we knew how hot it was going to get later in the day.

One thing that struck us all was the large number of Grey Shrike-thrushes we saw all during the day.  One even perched on our car side mirrors – even while we were in the car inches away!

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