Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Loggerhead Shrike


A small bird for a change


For the past month most of my posts are of the “glamour” bird species I encountered during my Florida vacation. Today’s post is of a much smaller bird, the Loggerhead Shrike.

Although the Loggerhead Shrike’s range includes nearly all of the continental United States this encounter at Joe Overstreet was my first. I found through internet research that this bird has been listed in Canada as an endangered species since 1991.

8 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This small masked bandit is a prety good looking fellow.
Blessings,Ruth

Leedra said...

Never seen one of these, don't even think I have ever heard of one. Great capture!

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Robert V. Sobczak said...

Great shot, and yes it is always the smallest ones that are hardest to capture ...

Chris said...

Hi,
i'm just iscovering your blog via Shelley. A wonderful place to discover. This picture of shrike is wonderful. I'll continue my tour later this week.

Kerri said...

Oh Salty....he is a beauty! I've never seen one of these guys before.

kjpweb said...

Beautiful! I recently "caught" my first Loggerhead as well. Turned out to be quite accommodating and fearless.
Great shot! Seems to be Joe Overstreet is a good place, huh?
To bad I didn't know you were in the neighborhood!

Cheers, Klaus

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A lovely bird and looks like a typial shrike. We have 5-6 of them here too. I love the hawk featured below too. All in all, this seems to have been a great trip Coy. From the other blogs I have seen, Florida seems like THE place to go for bird photography. And warmer weather. :)

fishing guy said...

Salty: Wonderful capture of the neat little bird. It is dressed like a robber with the mask.