Rock Cut Northern Shrike update/Common Redpoll

There are at least 2 Northern Shrikes at Rock Cut State Park this morning. Barbara and I saw them around 10:00 a.m. today. The first was just west of the campground along the main road between the north entrance and the dam, just S of the intersection with the road to the campground. While we watched it, it flew a short distance to the south and perched again. We drove directly toward the north entrance through the prairie restoration. On the way through, we saw a second Northern Shrike perched in small saplings near the pond on the west side of the road. This was in the area where Aaron Boone saw a shrike on Friday.

Barbara discovered a Common Redpoll at our feeder this morning. It is the first one we have had this season, and the first I have seen in Winnebago County this fall.

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