Last week the wonderful Olivia Hurton (landowner) emailed me to say that her Steppe Grey Shrike was nowhere to be found, but she had found a suspicious pile of appropriately coloured feathers where it used to hang out. Her husband was despatched to collect the feathers, and they were very kindly posted off to Mark Grantham at the BTO.
Mark has just emailed me to say that they aren't shrike feathers. At the moment he's not sure what they are but they are far too big to be shrike. Hmph. Worth a look maybe?