Shrike Continues on Disposal Road: 1 p.m. update


  The Northern Shrike continues on Disposal Road in North Arlington and Lyndhurst.

  It is being seen perched on bare branches on both sides of Disposal Road.

  As of 1 p.m., it was hunting the Kingsland Landfill closer to Harrier Meadow and the PSE&G substation, and was perched on a small tree near the top of the landfill.

  A spotting scope is a good idea. It was not as close as it was earlier this week.

  This is the sixth day in a row it has been seen in the area. We think it's a he because we have heard it (him) singing.

   To get to Disposal Road, to follow the directions to DeKorte Park on the left-hand side of this blog, and bear right through the "Authorized Personnel Only" sign and proceed a half a mile or so… Parking on left, past the Carillon near the Erie landfill.

  Also seen — Coopers' Hawk, harriers, Belted Kingfisher, Red-tails, male Kestrel.

  Scroll down for more shrike posts, including a pic of the shrike coughing up a pellet.

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