Notes about birds, birding and travel from the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
MA - Northampton shrike
Yesterday afternoon I called in at Arcadia Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary hopeful of catching up with a dark-morph Rough-legged Hawk seen there over the weekend. It was late in the day when I arrived and I didn't have any luck with the hawk, but I did find this smart Northern Shrike. It was actively harrassing Horned Larks and Snow Buntings though I didn't actually see it catch anything whilst I was there. It seems to be a decent winter for these denizens of the north and I'm pretty happy that I'm bumping into them so frequently.