A female Red-backed Shrike which appeared outside the Observatory mid-morning was a timely reminder that the spring wasn't quite over yet. Otherwise it was much the same as recent days with another Short-eared Owl, this time at Howar, the Collared Dove and at least 4 Siskins.
It's been a good year for Red-backed Shrikes with today's bird being at least the 14th so far. It was easily caught in the afternoon, attracted to a baited spring-trap in about 30 seconds!!