Date: 12/29/19 4:29 pm From: 'Peter Ruprecht' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Northern Shrike, Boulder County
What a thrilling thing to see!
I know this is totally anecdotal, but it's seems like I'm hearing more and more about shrikes hunting in suburban yards. Maybe in 10 years they'll be here in town all the time, just like the Cooper's Hawks have converged around the buffet stations in the suburban forests.
On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 4:20:40 PM MST, Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> wrote:
Wow! I just walked outside and instantly heard the screams of a small bird in one of my spruce trees. I walked up to the tree expecting to see one of my Cooper’s Hawks, but a Northern Shrike burst out of the tree clutching a House Finch within inches of my face! I could still hear the poor finch screaming 1 1/2 blocks away.