Julie McCall reports: “I ventured out in the snow Thursday morning to see what might be around Disposal Rd. and DeKorte, from about 10:30 a.m. till noon.
"No positive sighting of the shrike, just a "maybe" flying behind the retention pond, that I couldn't verify due to distance and the falling snow; it might have been a mockingbird. I also saw no sign of the Merlin that's apparently been in the area during the past week.
"In DeKorte: Downy Woodpecker, White-throated Sparrows, Canvasbacks, Buffleheads, Mallards, Gadwall, Canada Geese (couldn't get good enough views to look for the possible Cackling Goose), Northern Harrier.
"On Disposal Road: several Northern Harriers, White-throated Sparrows and two surprises: a pair of White-crowned Sparrows and a Yellow-rumped Warbler." (Thanks, Julie!)