4061Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Miscellanous miscellany - 11/18/09 (Loggerhead Shrike)
- Dec 2, 2009On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM, jacksnipe1990 <wahooking@...> wrote:
>often more) and I'm pretty sure I never saw a Loggerhead Shrike in there. I
> I think the location described above has been a fairly reliable spot for
> Loggerhead Shrike in the winter, it is just that since there is no public
> access to the marsh area you describe, except from the dirt road along the
> creek, it is rarely birded (except during the coastal CBC) and Logerhead
> Shrikes seen there are rarely reported. Shrikes seem to like the willow
> trees and snags along the ditches around the ponds and at the base of the
> western edge of the basin where the land rises up to the commercial building
> on the west/north end of the area.
> FWIW, I walked that path regularly last winter (at least once a week,
also regularly walked along the edge along Fairchild.
I'm not sure which commercial buildings Robert is referring to-- the UCI
ones near the Arboretum?--but it sounds like he had better views into the
refuge than I did from the south side and from the path along the creek. If
there were one or more shrikes in there, they weren't usually visible from
the path you took.
Elliotte Rusty Harold
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