21st September 2018
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First picture of red-backed shrike

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The first picture of a pair of red-backed shrike, taken by photographer Richard Ashbee, can be seen here.
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The rare bird has officially been extinct in the British Isles since the last century, but this pair have now successfully bred – in a secret location in the isles.

For more details, see this week’s Shetland Times

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