A rare Northern Shrike has been seen frequently since late October at Sully woodlands in Centreville, Virginia. Although that location is only 110 miles from my home in Crozet, the drive up to the Washington, D.C. suburbs is not fun, and the traffic close to this area can be a nightmare. I would have gone there sooner, but Alice and I had plans to visit her son and his wife over the holidays, and they live only 5 miles from Sully woodlands. So I waited patiently, and hoped for good weather and that the Northern Shrike would still be there.
I hiked around the area for about a half hour looking for the Northern Shrike, and finally got a chance for a couple of better photos before it took off once again - my life bird #619.