Any land locked patchworker will tell you that on the top of their want list, will be to find a stunning male red-backed shrike! Alan Bell done that today! Proving very elusive at first (well for 6 hours at least!) the bird finally gave itself up for all to enjoy.
Well done Alan, he has been watching this patch since the late 70's and has a number of quality finds to his name including a lifer back in the day for me, in the shape of a Hume's Warbler.