Nationally this is a rare subspecies but in Cornwall, there are two previous records assigned to this form. In 1989, a popular first winter bird was present at Zennor from Oct 27th - 31st. In 2002, a first year male was found at Porthgwarra on June 26th.
The nominate race of Isabelline Shrike is also referred to as Daurian Shrike and there are two records for Cornwall: a first year bird opposite the airfield at Nanquidno Oct 25th. A stunning adult male was well watched at Pendeen in early October 2013.
|Turkestan Shrike, Pendeen, 16th November 2014.|