While counting the Mourning Doves in my yd this a.m., a Northern Shrike flew into my 'feeder tree' for about 5 sec., moved to another visible tree and than off. Other birds did not flush, but by eye and flight that was the first N. Shrike see in my yard area in 35 yrs! Earlier a Red-Tail Hawk perched nearby, the crows announcing its presence.
AND, my first Pine Siskins of the season along with a second visit from Redpolls. Who says winter bird watching is dull???
> Location: My yard birds> Observation date: 12/5/07> Notes: First ever N. Shrike in yd!> Number of species: 14> > Red-tailed Hawk 2> Mourning Dove 21> Hairy Woodpecker 1> Northern Shrike 1> Blue Jay 4> American Crow 3> Black-capped Chickadee 7> Tufted Titmouse 3> Dark-eyed Junco 8> Northern Cardinal 2> Purple Finch 2> House Finch 2> Common Redpoll 4> Pine Siskin 2> > This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/vt)
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