I heard a Lapwing calling from by the lake which is my first record here for a long time and suggests that some young have fledged. I also saw a couple of half-grown young Whooper Swans with their parents close to where they bred although they are very well hidden in a flooded forest and there could well have been more.
Here a few pictures of the shrikes plus a video where you can hear the calls of Blyth’s Reed and Marsh Warblers (for the bird nerds only).
|Daddy shrike with an ant - a meagre meal for this species|
|male Red-backed Shrike (tornskate)|
|the male with a youngster|