Sunday, November 25, 2007

N Shrike!!!

I found a single N Shrike today! That makes only my second personal record of this species for Richland County.
That's how rare they are here. They're more common up North. For some reason though, this year they are heading South. I have heard that the Vole population up North has crashed which is probably the main reason for the spread south.

Sorry for the pic quality. The bird was quite a distance away.

The bird was a little closer here. Still could have been better though.

There's no doubt it's a Northern! Woooo!

Now I just neeed some winter finches.....

1 comment:

Neil Gilbert said...

very neat chris... send one my way please! ;-)