A short search for Long-tailed Blues soon came to an abrupt halt yesterday when Paul, a butterfly enthusiast from London informed me he had seen a juvenile Red-backed Shrike during the morning. He also mentioned it was approachable as well as happy to approach him!! He showed me a couple of pictures he had taken on his macro lens which was enough for me to forget the butterflies!! Following this I spent many hours enjoying this fabulous bird with other birders joining in the spectacle during the afternoon. The bird was totally oblivious of anyone nearby, even flying to within a couple of feet to catch a Bee. It was also seen to catch Grasshoppers and Beetles.
Red-backed Shrike with Devil's Coach Horse Beetle.
With a Bee.
A Fantastic bird!!