Very cool observation. On the same day last year we had a young shrike
singing here at the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier! Check out
this video I took of it singing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgMii-MQodo
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM, Larry Levine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> While walking my pooch around the Jericho East neighborhood this late
> afternoon, I came upon a light gray bird perched at the apex of a 50 ft
> Birch. It was too high to ID by naked eye.
> I was able to stand about 20 ft from the tree in very good light. My 1st
> thought was that it was a N. Shrike but I did not have any binos...just my
> iphone. It was calling like an almost nasally Catbird. After listening and
> watching for a minute or so and hoping it didn't fly away, I pulled up a N.
> Shrike on iBird Pro on my phone and identified it as a juvenile N. Shrike.
> The app had the exact juvenile call/song as the bird I was hearing.
> I also heard a FOY Eastern Phoebe on my walk.
> Larry Levine
Youth Birding Coordinator
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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