The Northern Shrike was seen from 9:30 a.m. on this morning on Kingsland Landfill, and then chasing a smaller bird across Disposal Road and the Saw Mill Creek Trail — quite an aerial display.
We will be at the Carillon from noon to one p.m. to look for the bird — spotting scopes are a good idea. (The photo above was taken this morning, from a distance.)
Please remember that no trespassing is allowed on the former landfill; please stay by the side of the road — not only for the protection of the shrike but for yourselves as work crews are on the site.
To get to Disposal Road, follow the directions in the right-hand column of this blog, then bear right after you cross the railroad tracks, just before you enter DeKorte. Beware of speed bumps, pot holes and most of all pedestrians on Disposal Road.
We will continue to post updates as appropriate. ( A special thanks to Chris Takacs for his help in finding this bird.)