- The Brown Shrike was not seen today as of 1:30pm. 12+ birders search all morning in weather that was less than ideal.
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- The BROWN SHRIKE was seen Christmas day at 10:45am. We followed the directions in Ken Burton's post from 12/23 and they were spot on. After 2hrs of careful scanning, Lorna spotted the shrike approx 100yds SW of the north pond. We had excellent scope views for several minutes. Good Birding!
Mark and Lorna Elness
- I saw the continuing Brown Shrike from 08:45 to 9:00am this morning, Dec
31. It was between the two ponds (closer to the south pond) on the west
- Hi All: I found the Brown Shrike yesterday in the previously found area. I had GREAT looks at the bird out in open in bright sunlight between 1:15 and 1:45 PM. He was located south of the north pond.
Granite Bay, CA
Would someone be so kind as to send me specific directions to the Brown Shrike ‘hotspot’?
I have been scrolling through the posted messages trying to find them without any luck. I live in Oakland, a 300-mile haul and I’d like it to be a success.
Thanks very much!
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Look at my post on this listserv from 11 Jan. Directions are STILL the same.
The bird was reported today to the Northwestern California Birdbox 707.822.LOON.
--- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, Ann Ruffer <aruffer@...> wrote:
> Would someone be so kind as to send me specific directions to the Brown Shrike âhotspotâ?
> I have been scrolling through the posted messages trying to find them without any luck. I live in Oakland, a 300-mile haul and Iâd like it to be a success.
> Thanks very much!
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Confirmed Brown Shrike at 10:39am using scope from cliff slide. The bird was vocalizing and pumping tail probably in distress from the photographer who was getting close.
Long Beach, CA
- This morning Debbie and I arrived at the high dune overlooking the south pond at about 8:20. A visiting birder from Maryland had the Brown Shrike in the scope and had been watching the bird for about 45 minutes. We had satisfying looks for about 15-20 minutes before the bird disappered. About 30 minutes later after the Maryland birder departed we spotted the Brown Shrike about 2/3 the distance back to the Mad River. The bird was promintly perched and hunting. We watched it for anther 15-20 minutes before is disappeard.
- I found the Brown Shrike this afternoon at 1:40 between the north and south ponds. I entered from the letz road parking area as per the latest update on NARBA. After descending the bluff I scanned around from near the trail and found the bird 50 or so yards off to the north. It showed nicely for 3 or 4 min.