|Watch it. This Loggerhead Shrike is watching you... © SB|
They skewer their prey, which can range from insects to rodents, to thorns or barbed wire.
Seriously, what's not to like about a songbird with the heart of hawk?
The only place I've seen a Loggerhead Shrike is in Grasslands National Park, where they favour some of the fences, and — or so I've been told — thorn trees.
These are serious little birds. Stocky, scowly and very cool.
|Loggerhead Shrike in profile, showing off its hooked beak. © SB|
|Loggerhead Shrike, with moth. © SB|
What are these? Loggerhead Shrikes
Location: Grasslands National Park, near Val Marie, Saskatchewan.
Photo dates: Top: June 14, 2016; next two: June 22, 2015.