One hundred years ago: 'NOTES ON BIRDS IN KENT, BY BOYD ALEXANDER . . . Families of Redbacked Shrikes [Lanius collurio] are abroad. Stout hedgerows, whose outgrowing branches serve as perches, or the sunny portions of a wooden fence, are at this time favourite resorts. They flit in close company from bough to bough in front of an intruder, the male parent bird uttering frequently his brisk "chuck". M

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