We came across this charming blog post and thought we would pass it along.
Just click here. It's from the "Monkey Business" blog.
Chris Takacs reports: "Northern Shrike was seen today 7:30 a.m. on Disposal Rd. near the Detention Pond.
"He flew to the Erie Landfill just to the SW. Sat on the poles surrounding the landfill and flew chasing a sparrow to the locusts on the side of the hill.
"I saw 9 White-crowned Sparrows last evening in the grass and phrags across from the same pond. I saw 5 this morning in the same area. Both times 2 adults." (Thanks, Chris!)
Our next free nature walk with the Bergen County Audubon Society is Tuesday, March 16, at 10 a.m. The place is DeKorte, and yes, we'll look for the shrike.
This photo was taken yesterday, by the bend in the road by the Maintenance Shed. (Please park off the road if you look for the shrike — it's a dangerous corner).
Details about the walk follow.