JChristian Kessler 1northraven at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 13:40:08 PST 2009

for those for whom this would be a life bird, best to bring a scope. when
we were there, it was down by the tree line below the ridge, distant that
those unfamiliar with both shrikes might not feel that they could make an id
on binoculars alone. but for those of you with experience birding in the
East, a Northern Shrike has a jizz such that it can be confused with a
Northern Mockingbird. on this bird it is not just the mask/eyeline that is
Chris Kessler

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Connie Sidles <constancesidles at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey tweets, at 11:11 a.m. just now, I found a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE at the

> Montlake Fill. It is hawking for prey in the little trees on the

> northeastern edge of the "blue forest," the restoration area at the west end

> of Wahkiakum Lane (the blue tubes on the north side of the trail, not the

> south side). This is definitely not a Northern Shrike.


> Also on view: more than 40 Violet-green Swallows, so spring is here,

> despite the cold! The Western Meadowlark is still singing his little heart

> out - that guy is persistent if lonely. Two immature Trumpeter Swans are

> still on the lake, and a VIRGINIA RAIL is in the cattails on the bay. Whatta

> day. - Connie, Seattle


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