A Montrealer's birding adventures in Korea and beyond
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Vermont, USA, November 26, 2016
Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
I tagged along on a last-minute trip to Burlington on the condition that there would be some birding involved. The highlight after a few hours at rainy Missisquoi was a Northern Shrike, vomiting then catching a small mammal and flying off with it. It was a novel wrinkle to be birding in a location where hunters blasted away the whole time from all sides.