[Tweeters] Northern Shrike, Clark Co./Kite Update

Wilson Cady gorgebirds at juno.com
Tue Jan 6 15:09:05 PST 2015

Ray, It was nice to see you at the parking lot this morning, the kite was seen again from the lot at 1:30pm. Nice find on the shrike, the first Clark County sighting for 2015. Wilson Cady
Columbia River Gorge, WA

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From: Ray <rkorpi at hotmail.com>
To: obol <obol at freelists.org>, Tweeters <tweeters at washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] Northern Shrike, Clark Co./Kite Update
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:51:35 -0800

Took a fast drive to Steigerwald this noon to see if the kite was around (and figure out how far the refuge is from my new office at Clark-Columbia Tech Center). The White-tailed Kite was not in view in the few minutes I could spare (had been seen between 1130 and Noon), and a Red-shouldered Hawk had also been reported from the parking lot. Lots of people out there looking.

I was rewarded however with a NORTHERN SHRIKE next to the 192th offramp (about halfway up the onramp) as I came back to campus. It's been a while since I have had one of those in Clark Co. To look for this bird, I think you'd need to park on 192nd near the quarry as best as possible--no place to stop on the onramp--I was lucky the bird was close and the light good.

Ray Korpi
rkorpi at hotmail.com
Vancouver WA

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