Monday, May 29, 2017

Loggerhead Shrike

Hello,

Happy Memorial Day! God Bless our veterans, soldiers and those who have lost their lives to protect the USA.

This week I am sharing the Loggerhead Shrike another Florida bird.  The Loggerhead Shrike is a medium sized passerine. This bird has a cool looking black mask and it has a short black hooked beak.


This Loggerhead Shrike was seen at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.





This Loggerhead Shrike Posed nice showing both sides and back plumage and that hooked beak.







This Shrike below was seen in Cape Coral Florida. These birds are known to skewer their kill on thorns or barbed wire.




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68 comments:

Linda said...

What beautiful photos of this pretty and captivating bird, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a fantastic week ahead!

Francisco Emanuel said...

Que maravilha.
Um abraço.
Autografos Futebol

Nancy J said...

Wow Eileen,, what a great setting as he balanced on the skinny branch drooping down. What remarkable markings in those feathers.

Nancy Chan said...

The Loggerhead Shrike is very pretty. It looks like it is wearing an eye mask. Have a lovely day!

jandi said...

beautiful, beautiful images, Eileen!

Stewart M said...

What a splendid birds - do you call shrikes "Butcher Birds"? We use that term (as well as shrike) in the UK and in Oz.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mildred said...

Amazing photos, Eileen. Wishing you a nice day.

Tom said...

...what great shots.

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots of this beautiful bird!

Linda Gross said...

This is a pretty little bird.

Frank Boxell said...

Super views of the 'Butcher Bird'.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful images - love the look of the bird.

giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

Bellissime foto !!!!
by Myriam

Cat Lover said...

What a lovely bird, you photos are wonderful!
Take care.
Robin

Mary Hone said...

He is very handsome. And I hope you have a wonderful day.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cool bird

Wishing you a thoughtful Memorial Day

Sandra said...

He is absolutely beautiful and I love his colors. Black and white that's my favorite combo of colors

Florence said...

It really is a beautiful bird!! We have seen several insects which a shrike has skewered onto a thorn or twig.

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day. It is pouring rain here.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! Happy new week!

David Gascoigne said...

Loggerhead Shrike is an impressive bird. It is extremely rare here in Ontario, with just a few pairs breeding, but it is widespread throughout the continent, however. Great shot!

rupam sarma said...

Lovely bird pics :))
Greetings

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

What a beautiful bird! I love the black and white pattern.

Happy Monday, and enoy your new week ahead!

ellen b said...

So nice of this sweet bird to pose so well for these great shots, Eileen. Lovely coloring.

Gordon said...

Hi Eileen, great shots, I've always enjoyed watching the Loggerhead when ever I've been in Florida. We have a similar bird called the Great Grey Shrike.
Take care, Gordon.

Bob Bushell said...

The Shrike, it is beautiful, well caught Eileen.

Lady Fi said...

Beautiful shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've seen shrikes in California and Oregon but not here in Florida. I remember the first time somebody told me how they catch their prey ... I could hardly believe it until I saw it. They really are very pretty birds.

Arroz Di Leite said...

Boa tarde,

lindo este pássaro e sua plumagem é espetacular.
Bjs

Tânia Camargo

Beth Edwards, VA said...

Happy Memorial Day to you! gorgeous ... what a cutie ... so tiny as well. have a great week, Eileen ... take care. ( ;

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Eileen, I could grow to love this cheeky little bird, whatta cutie!

William Kendall said...

Quite a distinctive species of bird!

Lois said...

A handsome little bird! I like how it seems to be posing for your camera.

The Yum List said...

This bird looks very well groomed.

A Colorful World said...

Such a beauty, Eileen!

Martin Kloess said...

Gorgeous images thank you. Hope you are having a good day.

happyone said...

I've never seen one of them. Sure is a pretty little bird.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; BEAUTIFUL photographs of Shrike which I've never seen. Love the shot hanging on the branch as well(♡^.^♡)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Cloudia said...

Really enjoyed these photos, and agree with your sentiment, Eileen!

Jayne said...

Beautiful photos Eileen. I saw one of these fascinating birds in our garden a few years ago. Haven't spotted one since.

Amy Franks said...

Well he looks like he's very happy to pose anyway :-)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha, belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this wonderful bird, Eileen.
Best, Synnöve

Debbie said...

i have never seen one - batman or robin!!! hehehe

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! The bird looks so cute and it's beak looks like eagle:)

Patti said...

What a pretty bird! Love the bold color contrasts.

Lynne said...

Handsome little bird against all that blue . . .

Lynne said...

I peeked again . . . handsome against that tan/golden too . . .

Wandering Wren said...

What a smart looking Chappie!
Have a wonderful week Eileen.
Wren x

RedPat said...

An elegant creature!

Linda W. said...

Great photos of the cute bird!

Our photos said...

What a pretty bird !

Denise inVA said...

Your Loggerhead Shrike is a captivating little bird Eileen, great shots! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Irene said...

Beautiful bird .. and great captures, Eileen.

Christine said...

Fantastic photos, Eileen of this bandit like bird!
My but it does have gruesome traits of skewering its prey! But very interesting to learn this!
Have a great week!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Neat looking mask on the Loggerhead Shrike.

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Eileen, what a great looking bird! Compact and tough - beaut markings and that beak! Really good photos. Cheers and enjoy the rest of your week :D)

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

A study in black and white. Cute little thing. Happy Day.

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the bird from all sides and the first three has well covered the beautiful details of the bird!

Sussi said...

Great shots!

Lea said...

Wonderful photos of a beautiful bird!
Hope you are having a great week!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Super sharp captures of this handsome little bird. Interesting fact about how they catch their prey.

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful birds and blue sky !!

Happy week ahead.
Anne-Mari

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, this is a lovely grouping of the cutest little birds ever. Your captures are beautiful of them too!

Rambling Woods said...

Great shots Eileen! I didn't know about the barbed wire and shrikes... Michelle

Michelle said...

Sharp detail on the beak! I like that little curve.

Rose said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen! I have never seen one of these but sure would love to.

Mary Cromer said...

I have never seen any species of Shrikes Eileen and this is sure a beauty. You are so blessed to see so many wonderful creatures, especially birds. Happy weekend~

Lowcarb team member said...

What a great looking bird, and that beak is so distinctive!

All the best Jan

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