Lockdown last year prevented me from adding a new species to the list of Shrikes I've seen in the UK: Masked Shrike. Would I have travelled to Shuart in Kent on a 'normal' year? In this case, yes, I think I would: I really like Shrikes and am only a couple short of the 'full set'
How many species are there in the UK? That's a difficult question: it depends who you ask! The red-tailed group comprises Daurian / Isabelline Shrikes, Turkestan Shrikes and Red-backed Shrikes, all of which I may have seen! The Great Grey group includes Steppe Grey Shrike and Northern and Southern Great Grey Shrikes: again, I may have seen all of these! At the time I was looking at them, the consensus was that I had!
Woodchats are beautiful birds, which seem to have been a lot more common in the past: certainly, Linda and I videoed quite a few...
|Brown Shrike, Stiffkey|
|Isabelline Shrike, Beeston Common|
|Isabelline Shrike, Stiffkey|
|Isabelline Shrike, Horsey|
|Red-backed Shrike, Waxham|
|Woodchat, Winterton South Dunes|
|Steppe Grey Shrike, Burnham|
|Great Grey Shrike, Cockley Cley|
|Lesser Grey Shrike, Horsey|