Date: 7/29/17 7:07 am
From: David Ranney <dave...>
Subject: Re: there's still a Loggerhead Shrike in N. Durham
After two previous unsuccessful attempts I was encouraged by Scott Winton’s report to try again for the Loggerhead Shrike this morning. This time I was able to find it when it popped up in the lower branches of the dead tree across the road from the pond. It perched there for about a minute before flying off to the East.

-David Ranney
-Durham, NC

> On Jul 26, 2017, at 2:25 PM, Scott Winton (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> 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!
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> R. Scott Winton, PhD
> Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
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