The distant Woodchat Shrike
It had to happen - a day off but working overtime in the furthest North Warwickshire ambulance station at Dordon, when messages started to come in of a mega local bird, Woodchat Shrike, at Brandon Marsh! Would it stay or would it go? Finishing at 1700hrs, it was a race across the county with no news of the bird since early afternoon. However, I arrived at Brandon and was directed to where the bird was showing well, but distant. This was also my first twitch in uniform, as I had not planned this visit! It was also important to see this bird as it would be my first for Warwickshire having missed the one a couple of years ago.