Red Backed Shrike

Had a quick trip to Spurn tonight after reports of a considerable fall of late migrants, from yesterday and today.The most productive area had been around post 62 so I headed there first.

Almost immediately I saw a flight view of a golden oriole, then almost straight after that I saw this magnificent red-backed shrike.

It was flitting about from post to branch and I managed to get within 20m for some nice views.

near the warren I got within 5m of a singing marsh warbler but it stayed well down in the undergrowth.

Not a bad couple of hours at all.