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.




Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

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Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

68 comments:

  1. 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!

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

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

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  4. beautiful, beautiful images, Eileen!

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  5. 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

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  6. Amazing photos, Eileen. Wishing you a nice day.

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  7. Lovely shots of this beautiful bird!

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  8. Super views of the 'Butcher Bird'.

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  9. Beautiful images - love the look of the bird.

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

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

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  12. cool bird

    Wishing you a thoughtful Memorial Day

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. Lovely pictures! Happy new week!

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  16. 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!

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  17. Hello,

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

    Happy Monday, and enoy your new week ahead!

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

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  19. 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.

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  20. The Shrike, it is beautiful, well caught Eileen.

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  21. 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.

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  22. Boa tarde,

    lindo este pássaro e sua plumagem é espetacular.
    Bjs

    Tânia Camargo

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

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

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  25. Quite a distinctive species of bird!

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

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  27. This bird looks very well groomed.

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

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

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  30. 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*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  37. What a pretty bird! Love the bold color contrasts.

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  38. Handsome little bird against all that blue . . .

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

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

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  41. Great photos of the cute bird!

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

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  43. Beautiful bird .. and great captures, Eileen.

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  44. 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!

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  45. Neat looking mask on the Loggerhead Shrike.

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  46. 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)

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

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

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

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

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  51. Beautiful birds and blue sky !!

    Happy week ahead.
    Anne-Mari

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

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

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

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

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  56. 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~

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

    All the best Jan

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