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____________________________________________________________________________________ Birds – 171 – Red-backed Shrikes

 

 

 

                                                                                                RED-BACKED SHRIKE Lanius collurio (m)

 

 

                                                                                                RED-BACKED SHRIKE Lanius collurio (m)

 

 

                                                                                                RED-BACKED SHRIKE Lanius collurio (m)

 

 

                                                                                                RED-BACKED SHRIKE Lanius collurio (m)

 

·         This beautiful Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio was apparently feeding on a bumble bee during its brief stay on Shetland although it was difficult to tell in the murky light. There weren’t many insects around at the time but he didn’t seem to have been deterred. The first, third and fourth photographs have been adjusted for shadows and highlights to show a bit more colour. With thanks to Hugh Harrop and Tim Stenton of Shetland Wildlife for making it possible for this rare and beautiful migrant to be tracked and seen.

 

 

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