After 45 mins, saw the MARSH WREN at Blandy Experimental Farm (Clarke Co.) yesterday (12/29). Only managed 1 quick photo. It was in the reeds/grass at the edge of the pond. Viewed from the gravel road running between the pond and Rattlesnake Springs marsh.
A RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH bounced between the feeder and the surrounding trees near the office ----------- Took my boyfriend to see the NORTHERN SHRIKE this afternoon (I've seen it in past years). Arrived at Sully Woodlands (Fairfax Co.) at 4pm, left at 4:45pm. No shrike. Last eBird report was 12/18, but I assume the bird is still around based on data from past years.
Had a NORTHERN HARRIER working the W/NW field (and another flyover harrier before we left but possibly the same individual). Also saw a perched adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and 2 FOX SPARROWS in the Rubus along the main path by the old building. ------------ Lastly, saw a BARRED OWL in a small tree right next to Lincoln Rd. (Loudoun Co.) on my drive home yesterday evening.