Category Archives: Shrikes

A steppe in the wrong direction?

The Long Buckby Lanius and its capricious taxonomic history On 3rd November 1997, Nick Roberts was driving between Long Buckby and West Haddon when he came across a shrike on a roadside fence post. The bird quickly dropped to the … Continue reading

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The Harrington Woodchat Shrike

When Wellingborough birder John Trimble paid a visit to Harrington Airfield this morning little did he expect to find a national rarity. Perched prominently on a dog rose, just past the first bunker, was a cracking juvenile Woodchat Shrike! This … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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