My second trip up Blaenserchan to see the Great Grey Shrike and it showed well despite keeping its distance. I botched my only good opportunity to get a good photograph as I was doing a short video of it prior to the bird flying straight at me. I simply couldn't change the settings quick enough! grrrr. Ahh well, what a Bird! :D Yet another Beetle found on this trip but this time it was a large leaf beetle called a Blood-Nosed Beetle! Usually see them in the summer so this is another early record. Blood-Nosed Beetles get their name from the blood they excrete from their mouths when threatened: A method that works on small mammals.