Red-backed Shrike at Thrapston GP

A Red-backed Shrike was showing well in bushes by the river, opposite the hide on stilts at Thrapston GP’s Tichmarsh reserve late this afternoon. Alan Bull captured images of this splendid male, which is the first in the County since the last accepted record of a male at Hartwell on 24th May 2004. This species last bred in Northamptonshire in the 1960s.

Red-backed Shrike, Thrapston GP, 11th July 2011 (Alan Bull)

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