One of the bad things of paying for a BirdGuides subscription is learning about great birds that are on your doorstep while you’re stuck at work reading about them. One of these was the great grey shrike that has been loitering around the Strines turnoff on the A57 for the last couple of days.
This evening Laura was kind enough to run me up there after work, and obligingly this little gem was posing in a bush by the side of the road. What a beauty!
Other birds seen in the quick stop off included a flock of around 8 lapwing, several calling curlew, and a passing sparrowhawk.