[CT Birds] Fwd: [MASSBIRD] Canadian Loggerhead Shrike Alert

Tina and Peter Green petermgreen at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 17 12:41:35 EDT 2012

Some interesting info for CT birders. 

Tina Green

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> From: Peter Doherty <leasttern at hotmail.com>
> Date: September 17, 2012 11:51:32 AM EDT
> To: mass birdline <massbird at TheWorld.com>, carolina birdlist <carolinabirds at duke.edu>, new york birdlist <nysbirds-l at cornell.edu>, Maryland birds <mdosprey at home.ease.lsoft.com>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Canadian Loggerhead Shrike Alert
> Reply-To: Peter Doherty <leasttern at hotmail.com>
> Greetings.  There is a critically-endangered population of Loggerhead Shrikes in eastern Ontario, Canada. Many of the Canadian shrikes are color-banded; others are not.  Visit: http://wildlifepreservation.ca/species-in-need/canadian-species/species-9/ for more information and great pictures.
> Last fall a banded Canadian shrike was present and photographed in Virginia Beach. Another marked bird was seen/photographed in Delaware last year. Bill Hohenstein photographed another marked Canadian bird at Occoquan NWR---- THIS PAST WEEKEND. Remarkably, Bill's bird was a captive raised bird hatched by the Toronto Zoo this summer and released on August 15th at Napanee, Ontario, nw of Kingston, ONT! 
> Ten days ago an unmarked Loggerhead was seen and photographed in Chatham, MA. The Canadian shrike staff reviewed the photos and aged the bird by plumage to be a likely hatch-year bird. Given its age and location, the bird is probably a Canadian Loggerhead.
> When in the field this fall kindly confirm the identity of each shrike you observe, check for bands and photograph when you can, regardless of ID. Each Loggerhead observation provides data which is critical to the survival of the species. Submit reports/photos to Jessica Steiner, jessica at wildlifepreservation.ca
> Good birding.  Peter
> Peter Doherty
> leasttern at hotmail.com
> Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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