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Red-backed Shrike at Blakehill Farm

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Friday 16th June 2017
With news on a Friday afternoon of a species I've never managed to see, I had to head off straight from getting home from work. Just 43 minutes later, within 30 seconds of leaving the car I was looking at a cracking male Red-backed Shrike at the wonderful Blakehill Farm Wiltshire Wildlife Trust reserve.This former military airfield is being turned back into wildlife-rich hay meadow and pasture and is always a rewarding site to visit, but especially when there is a Red-backed Shrike. The Shrike was feeding and singing occasionally, not worried by cars or other passers-by using the farm track behind its chosen brambly hedge.