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John Dicus | all galleries >> The Lower 48 States, Continental USA >> Birds of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Oct-Dec, 2004 > Loggerhead Shrike
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Loggerhead Shrike
07-DEC-2004 John Dicus

Loggerhead Shrike

Although loggerhead shrikes are rare in some parts of their range, we often find them while in the field. A telltale sign that a shrike has been to a site can be searched for on barbed-wire fences and the thorns of various desert plants where shrikes impail prey items like lizards and rodents for future meals.

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Cecil Gardner02-Jan-2007 20:54
A lot of people, including myself, might crop this picture to get in close to the bird. But your composition is excellent, showing the fencepost and the vegetation. Good job!
jlm12-Jun-2006 18:18
Excellent !