This Red Backed Shrike was around all week and I couldn't get off work to go and see it, so I was so relieved that it was still there on Saturday 2nd Oct. It hadn't been found when I got there. So I went hunting around the bushes and soon found it round the back. I got the scope on it then somebody started to come though the bushes and put it up. Grrr. However it did settle again and I managed to get some good shots although I was against the sun.
A photographer was hounding the bird a bit too much though and it flew south. It did turn up later in the day and a few days since.
The shrike is my favourite bird and its great that these have been around this autumn, however I did miss the Great Grey Shrike at South Gare because it turned up midweek - can't have everything.