During an enjoyable morning walk at High Ridge WMA in Westmnster, Ma. this morning, an immature Northern Shrike put on a nice show just inside the Overlook Road Gate. I was able to capture a few photos with a Canon A590 through my Zeiss 8 X 42 FL binocular. This bird showed nicely as it foraged the edge of a field, appearing to snag an insect here and there.
Other avian hilighs included Easten Bluebird, Common Redpoll 1 at High Ridge and 13 near Round Meadow Pond. Also, I spoke with a man walking his dog and child who'd seen 7 or 8 Pine Grosbeaks in Gardner the day before.