Some more photos from Lanzarote. Walking along the seafront path in Puerto del Carmen I could here a loud and unfamiliar call coming from a bush. I had a look around the bush and there, less than 50cm from the ground and a couple of metres in front of me was a southern grey shrike.
I’ve always wanted to see a shrike and due to the fact they are now pretty much extinct in the UK, I have only briefly seen one while in Kefalonia, Greece last year. To see one this close was a real treat.