Date: 7/26/17 11:26 am From: Scott Winton (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: there's still a Loggerhead Shrike in N. Durham
I wanted to visit a friend in Bahama, so I dropped by the location of the previously seen Loggerhead Shrike on S. Lowell Road this morning.
I parked at the intersection of Hopkins Rd and began walking toward the pond without very high expectations. To my surprise within two minutes the shrike flew into the top of a partially dead cedar tree by the roadside. It sat there for a couple minutes and then flew away and I could not relocate it.
After doing several years of Christmas and spring bird counts in this area, I had always hoped to find one of these shrikes. Since it's apparently been faithful to this spot for the past 5 years I guess I wasn't looking hard enough!