Today I managed to finally add Red backed shrike to my county list. Whenever they have turned up in the county in the past I always seem to be on holiday or at some event. I missed the one that was on Otmoor last year as I was in Devon. The news of this bird didn't appear until Saturday evening but I still decided to go for it. Myself and Julie arrived on site around 8pm but unfortunately I missed the bird by a few minutes as it had gone to roost which was slightly disappointing ;-)! The bird was seen again on Sunday but it was too wet for me and had other commitments. There was no news of the bird on Monday until the afternoon which by then it was to late for me to go. So today after work I decided to just go and hope it was there. Fortunately when I arrived it was on full view!!!