Date: 3/20/17 10:58 am From: Jeannine Hayden (via birders Mailing List) <birders...> Subject: [birders] Northern Shrike in back yard!
I was looking out my kitchen window at the back yard where my feeders are located. I saw a little junco hopping around, looking for seeds. All of a sudden, a flash of gray flew down to the ground.I could hardly believe that it was a Northern Shrike. It quickly killed the junco and flew off with it.After 40+ years of watching birds, I've never seen a shrike, and certainly never thought I would see one in my back yard. I live in a typically suburban neighborhood in northeast Ann Arbor. Jeannine Hayden