Friday, January 4, 2013

From the Field: Northern Shrike

Posted by Kirk Mona
A Northern Shrike on a cold winter's morning.


Ran into this guy on my morning commute. Shrikes are impressive predators that catch other birds and rodents and then impale them on thorny bushes so they can come back and eat them later. The practice has earned them the name The Butcher Bird.

~Kirk

1 comments:

Penelopedia said...

Shrikes are amazing. I was lucky to catch a shot of a Northern Shrike in the act of striking its prey a couple of years ago.