And a shrike found by Vince Zauskey and Janet Kelly's group was confirmed as a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE yesterday. Janet, Bob Hunter and I all saw it again yesterday in an attempt to nail down its identification. It is in the fenced field along Highbanks Rd. just after the turn off of Kirtland Rd. before the railroad tracks.
Bob and I were able to scope it from a pullout off the road close to the Kirtland and Highbanks intersection. The bird was spending a lot of time perched on some buckbrush. We saw it near the spoiled hay piles near some metal cattle 'doodads'. The last Loggerhead reported in the winter in the valley was 2013 according to ebird records. Here is my list from there: https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S50812283
over and out, frank
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