On 6th October 2018, in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, Simon Parker and I noticed a Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio feeding by a roundabout at about 20.00 hrs – well after dark, although the area was well lit with street lamps. On 8th October, what was presumably the same individual was in the same place and we watched it for a while. Its chosen patch was the central reservation, which widened


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