Another bird seen every day and in many habitats. Common and beautiful.
This is mostly what I got for my photo attempts - a fleeing red-backed shrike; this one where the little hook on its bill tip is seen. But I saw the bird enough that I could be persistent.
A little closer.
Head turned away and a little fuzzy.
Looking right at me and also showing the pinkish breast.
But finally in reasonable light with a gleam in its eye
Perhaps a little closer.
In shadow, but still in good light, with its black mask and pinkish flanks showing nicely.
There may have been a couple of other reasonable photos, but I deleted in favor of those I show here. Like the Roller, a really beautiful bird that was seen often.