Loggerhead Shrike...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by cknight, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. cknight

    cknight

    663
    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    I got his guy at Vierra. I was parked in my car and he came and landed on the post not too far from me.
    I thought 'that's a cute little songbird'. I later find out its a shrike and a pretty viscious eater. The hunt bugs and small rodents. Since they don't have talons, the will impale their prey on things like barbed wire and thorns to hold it while they pick it apart.

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice shot of him chris,

    I have a few of one getting prey and impaling on a fence, also out in Viera.

    His eye is so black next to the black feathers it is tough to get a good one of him

    You did good :>)))
     
  3. From the looks of the fence post, it looks like he's had quite the feast!! :eek:

    As for the shot, I think it's great. Might could use a little shave off the top. I think I like the 2nd pose best. Nice job, Chris!!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    LOL Kevin,
    You should see the ugly things they eat....eeeekkkkk


    Guess I should dig out my shrikes and post the feast.
     
  5. Good shot (exposure) of a difficult subject!
     
  6. Very cool great capture tough bird to expose right
     
  7. I thinhk you did very well. great bird to capture.
     
  8. nice captures.

    Sorry I totally forgot about that weekend, has been a busy month with travel and the holidays. Hope to meet you soon!
     
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