Date: 2/23/18 10:19 pm From: Dave Leibert <xdave...> Subject: Shrike? Hellertown PA Northampton county
While taking the cool "back way" from Hellertown to Easton early last week I saw something that looked fairly shrike-ish sitting on a wire along Easton Rd by Country Side lane.
I've never seen a shrike before. This bird was on a wire and I noticed it had a prominent mask and a kind of compact look to its body. This bird had somewhat of a tannish coloration. From what I can see pic wise online it looks similar to an immature Northern shrike.
Its behavior was pretty chill. By the time I turned around and got back there it was gone.