Rare bird ‘could recolonise’ UK
Last year red-backed shrikes bred for the first time on the moor since 1970. Two pairs have raised seven birds at an undisclosed location this year.
A 24-hour watch was put in place by conservationists to guard the birds against egg collectors and disturbance.
The RSPB said the repeat breeding indicated a possible recolonisation.
The species used to be found across southern England in hay meadows, hedges, scrub and heath
Source: BBC News