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Migrant behaviour (1 Viewer)


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Last week I was in Norfolk and managed to see both the Brown shrike and Red breasted flycatcher. Not sure there can be a definitive answer to this but what is the consensus of opinion on what happens to these birds? Presumably
a.) they die
b.) continue migrating in the wrong direction and perish.
c.) Hang around and then migrate back in Spring
d.) Realise the error of their ways and fly back and continue in the correct direction.

Is there any evidence of any of these happening. I note the shrike is no longer being reported but may have just moved somewhere else on Warham Greens where it could stay undetected through the winter.
Any suggestions/comments welcome. Many thanks

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