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Observed: 30th September 2013 By: DavidHowdon
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0339 Lanius cristatus  (Brown Shrike) - Wester Quarff, Shetland (Zetland) (VC 112), 30th September 2013
0339 Lanius cristatus  (Brown Shrike) - Wester Quarff, Shetland (Zetland) (VC 112), 30th September 2013
0339 Lanius cristatus  (Brown Shrike) - Wester Quarff, Shetland (Zetland) (VC 112), 30th September 2013
0339 Lanius cristatus  (Brown Shrike) - Wester Quarff, Shetland (Zetland) (VC 112), 30th September 2013
0339 Lanius cristatus  (Brown Shrike) - Wester Quarff, Shetland (Zetland) (VC 112), 30th September 2013
Description:

A second Brown Shrike in a few days - see http://www.ispotnature.org/node/374173

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Brown

Very nice, David. Not possible to agree from the pictures, I suspect, as Red-backed can't be ruled out, but I don't doubt you (I saw the reports of the birds up there).

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I'd say

you can see sufficient extension of the brown colour onto the head (on the second photo) to eliminate red-backed but of course I have the advantage of having seen this bird in the field and so being able to convince myself I see the features in the photo I saw in the telescope.