Date: 3/17/21 2:41 pm
From: Clayton Will <willcfish...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Shrike at Saylorville
I pulled into the single vehicle parking lot at Lakeview Rec. Area on
Saylorville Lake, Polk Co. on the evening of March 14.
Turned off the truck engine to see this awesome looking Northern Shrike
perched near eye level.

Clayton Will, Madrid

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 3:56 PM Sue Schulteis <sjschulteis...> wrote:

> This is very interesting to hear, as I have seen and photographed a
> Northern Shrike on 3 separate occasions this past week (most recently
> yesterday evening) on the Raccoon River Valley Trail just east of L Avenue
> (south of Perry) in Dallas County. A first for me!
>
> Sue Schulteis
> Perry, Iowa
>
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 11:45 AM Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
> wrote:
>
>> Hey I-Birders,
>>
>> Karen, Harney, and I were pleasantly surprised to encounter a
>> NORTHERN SHRIKE this morning at Red Feather Prairie (SE shore of
>> Saylorville Reservoir, Polk Co.). We first heard the bird vocalize for
>> about 30 seconds and then it appeared at the top of a tree near the kiosk
>> at the southernmost point of the trail. It gave its short harsh call for
>> nearly two minutes as we watched, then departed to the NE and disappeared
>> across the prairie.
>>
>> Good Birding,
>>
>> Stuart Sparkman
>> NW Des Moines
>>
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