Monday, November 28, 2016

Shrike Hunt!

Don't forget this Sunday is my final Open Birding field trip of 2016! We're going to look for Northern Shrikes at the prairie parcel of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. We'll get started at 8:00AM at the parking lot near the drumlin along Pheasant Branch Road. I've been regularly seeing one adult as well as an immature bird, so I think our chances are pretty good to watch a shrike in action. We'll also do a songbird inventory, but it's mostly American Tree Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos at present. I did find a single Song Sparrow yesterday near the retention ponds, but the prairie was pretty quiet.

Hope to see you there!

Link: What is Open Birding?

Link: Birding map of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Northern Shrike © 2016 Mike McDowell

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