Loggerhead Shrike - ID: 14829381 © Carol Eade

Loggerhead Shrike

Today I went to photograph burrowing owls and instead found myself spending time with a pair of loggerhead shrikes. Pretty amazing for me because I've never encountered a shrike. The loggerhead shrike is a songbird but its hunting behavior is like a raptor. It hunts lizzards, birds, small mammals and insects. The shrike doesn't have talons so it pierces its catch on barbed wire and thorns.
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." ~John Muir

© Carol Eade

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