Great weather so far for the Thanksgiving weekend and a good crowd at Reifel this afternoon. The only thing of note from the morning walk were a couple of Northern Shrike along the west dyke. I started my afternoon off along the outside to check for shorebirds and the shrikes.
This lone Killdeer was the only shorebird that was cooperating for photos.
Then about half way along the west dyke I could hear a couple of Northern Shrike. They were creating quite the racket,
… with one eventually coming to roost in a tree over the trail. While I heard one the other week in Boundary Bay, this is the first Northern Shrike I have seen and photographed this fall.
To finish the afternoon off,
… this Pheasant made a brief appearance at the side of the trail.