Late this morning, we had a Northern Shrike south of the Ten Mile
River mouth. Toby Tobkin first called out "Shrike!" and Art Morley
and myself got our scopes focused on it. Toby never did get a
very good look at it. I did get some good views, but she could not
see it in my scope.
This was an adult bird, without any brown at all, plus it had a short
appearing bill. But, it could not be turned into a Loggerhead, especially
after studying photos and several field guides.
The bird was very active, flying from bushes to the tall grass, moving
south then west then south. Jim tried to keep up with it, but he lost
sight of it in the dunes, but still near the haul road. The fog started
to come in (it is now quite foggy at 1:30-pm).
Note to Bob: 299.
Ten Mile Area
North of Fort Bragg, CA
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