Continuing with my plan to head into Scarborough, I was on my way into town when a text from Steve Wignill gave me news of a Red-backed Shrike, so a further diversion found me at Scalby Beck, but disappointingly there was no sign of the shrike. Two Redstarts were clearly new in, but with other things I really need to get done I had to leave. Predictably the shrike reappeared after I left, but with other commitments dealt with I returned in the late afternoon to enjoy some nice views of this very smart bird. A couple of record shots are below.
It may come as a slight surprise that Red-backed Shrike is more regular in the area than Little Tern with at least 40 previous records in the area.