We went to look around Chew Valley Lake starting at the Stratford Hide. A Juvenile Marsh Harrier flew past the hide. We were given a tip off that a Great White Egret was seen flying towards Stratford Island which was viewable from Herriott's Bridge so we went round to Herriott's to have a look for it. It was feeding near the edge of the reedbed, so I had stand on the railing to get my pics. After a little while it flew back towards the island where it landed with a few Little Egrets. We then went to look for the Red-backed Shrike at Sand Point. The Juvenile/1st Winter had been present for few days feeding on insects. We went along the lower path so we could look up the bank. We were lucky as the bird was perched on the nearest bramble bush and showed extemely well for long periods. After a while the bird disappeared and then we made our back to the car park.