Finally I caught up with my first Red Backed Shrike of the year! There has been a few Red Backs reported in the Scarborough area over the past few days, which I have missed out on. One bird another male was seen at Ravenscar last week, I took an early morning visit (5.30am) up to Ravenscar to find that I was to be greeted by the dense morning fog, so I dipped on that one.
The above bird was reported in the hedgerow running down the field that meets the southern end of the old Scarborough tip. I spent a couple of hours with this bird and eventually I managed to get fairly close, in which it did oblige with some decent views.