Monday, January 26, 2009

Bird Photography Weekly: Loggerhead Shrike

I love these little masked banditos.

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Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)


And I just couldn't resist sharing this one, perched in the perfect spot: just above Audubon Springs Drive.

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14 comments:

mick said...

Great photos - especially the first one which has so much detail.

dAwN said...

Nice photos of the Shrike bandito...

Vickie said...

Nice photos! I haven't seen a shrike in a while.

Sparverius said...

I love shrikes. I saw my first one late last year. They are such cute little predators.

Birdfreak said...

Wow, that shot of the shrike on the sign is so wonderful!

Good birding to you!

Larry Jordan said...

Very cool shots of the Shrikes Kyle! Being an Audubon member, I too really like the capture atop the sign. Reminds me of a photograph I got permission to use of a Burrowing Owl atop a burrowing owl identification sign at the end of this post.

KatDoc said...

Aww, a shrike! I still haven't seen one. Wonder if ABA will let me "count" yours - it's great!

~Kathi

2sweetnsaxy said...

Both are great shots but I really like that 2nd one too. :-)

Tranquility said...

PERFECT... a bird on an audubon sign! So fitting! What a perfect moment to catch!

Kelly said...

...we don't get many shrikes around our town. Loved seeing yours. The shrike caught sitting on the Audubon street sign is classic!

animtreebird said...

Very beautiful bird. Nice photo. :))) The one on the sign board is looking directly at the camera. :)))

Mary C said...

Now that's one bird I've only seen once or twice and that was the fall of '07 in Monterey County (Calif). I'm glad you shared this one - especially the one on the sign.

Red said...

I wonder if the shrike knew where it was? Nice catch!

Neil said...

Nice Shrike great photo.