Bob kindley took me to see the LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 45305 pulling the Capital Five steam special from tysley to london Euston and we decided on a different location so went to Little Lawford. It was certainly belching out steam and smoke as it passed so the poor firemen must have been working his socks off. Yet again I clicked too early and have to rely on Bob to save the day. While we were there 7 Fieldfare flew over and a first year Buzzard sporting a white tail heavily barred looked impressive perched in nearby tree.
A brief stop at home then out again joined by April to see the Great Grey Shrike at Napton on the Hill which was out of site when we arrived. Once the crowds had drifted away it re-appeared in it usual place and was observed later at one of its larders feeding on a mouse. Only other birds of note were 6 Long-tailed Tit and a Sparrowhawk.