With the weather forecast terrible for Norfolk i'd planned to stay local however after seeing some of the images on Birdguides of the Isabelline (Daurian) Shrike at Horsey,Norfolk i just couldn't resist telling myself it would be the weatherman who was wrong!! No such look about 50miles before i got there the rain started & by the looks of the roads had been very heavy! I didn't arrive on site till 1pm but the weather was bloody awful & to top it off the bird was distant,I spent the best part of 2hrs getting reasonable images before giving up & heading for the car,on the walk back which was a good mile or so i got chatting to 1 birder & was convinced the Shrike
had just flew past us & landed nearby & sure enough it had & what's more it was giving fantastic views. Some record shots from earlier in the afternoon for the best pics go to my New Website http://www.davehutton.zenfolio.com/ also had 2 Common Crane on the walk back to the car!!!