We tried several places without any luck. Finally at the golf course near the putt golf course, we found two shrikes. Jonathan got permission to go out on the Golf course. And we were set to band shrikes. It did not take long for the bird to see the trap and fly in.
With the band in place, measurement taken, feathers secured the bird was released and a few minutes later it was back on the wire with the other shrike.
Here is Jonathan with the shrike.It was time for me to get to work so I left Jonathan. I hope he got a chance to band the second one. By the way on my way home later that day, I saw the shrike at the Gisco Marine Road. The Cooper’s Hawk did not have shrike for breakfast thank heavens.
Fascinating work Jonathan. Thanks for letting me tag along.