Date: 11/8/18 1:55 pm From: Howard Wu via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Sully Northern Shrike (yes) and other info
Today I finally managed to go out to Sully Woodlands again during lunch (what a beautiful day!). Initially I did not see the bird, but after walking to the field and looking back, I suddenly saw the Northern Shrike landing on a telephone wire/power line southeast of the barn (this was 1:20PM). It then flew to the east, then north (behind) the barn, perching on the top of a tree. It flew away for a bit, but returned to a wire, apparently eating an insect it had caught (this was 1:50PM), before I left.
One piece of info: the last couple of times I went to Sully Woodlands, some Fairfax County Park Authority staff members were doing some restoration work. They have some trucks and tractors that they need to move in and out. Today I had to move my car for them to get out. I suggest that, if you go during the weekdays, leave at least one side of the road clear outside the gate. (Disclaimer: I am not county employee, this is just my personal suggestion)