Northern Shrikes wintering in Eastern Ontario

Northern Shrikes are now in eastern Ontario in good numbers. While birding in Prince Edward County the other day, I saw three Northern Shrikes. Keep an eye out for them in open scrubby habitats, perched at the tip of trees along field edges, and perched near feeder set-ups. They are particularly active during the “golden hour(s).” There’s a good chance that they are enjoying the winter finch irruption just as much as you are…

Photo: Northern Shrike at Dusk. Lennox & Addington County. March 2018.