30th May

Another day, another shrike: today's scarcity offering in the build up to the best of the spring rarities was a Red-backed Shrike that spent the morning beside Culverwell before moving further up into Top Fields. That aside it was hard work getting much out of the day with precious little common migrant-wise and singles of Great Northern Diver and Arctic Skua the only sea interest.

Two shrikes in two days - very nice! © Martin Cade: