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  1. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    Shrike watching from tree
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    Winter Northern Shrike Project - North America

    Dear North American Birders! I hope you are all well! We are UK based filmmakers and we are attempting to film Northern Shrike singing and hunting behavior in their winter territories, broadly around the Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota region (or anywhere with particularly cold winters...
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    Northern Shrike Project

    Dear Idaho Birders! I hope you are all well! We are UK based filmmakers and we are attempting to film Northern Shrike singing and hunting behavior in their winter territories. This is somewhat of an ambitious challenge as a) shrikes are not all that common, b) they don’t always sing, c) they...
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    Northern Shrike Project - We Need Your Help!

    Dear Wyoming Birders! I hope you are all well! We are UK based filmmakers and we are attempting to film Northern Shrike singing and hunting behavior in their winter territories. This is somewhat of an ambitious challenge as a) shrikes are not all that common, b) they don’t always sing, c) they...
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    Northern Shrike Project - We Need Your Help!

    Dear Montana Birders! I hope you are all well! We are UK based filmmakers and we are attempting to film Northern Shrike singing and hunting behavior in their winter territories. This is somewhat of an ambitious challenge as a) shrikes are not all that common, b) they don’t always sing, c) they...
  6. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    A lifer for me...almost dropped my camera... in my back yard. Now that I've seen and gotten a picture, I hope he carries on out of our neighborhood. We have a lot of Chickadees and Nuthatches. Like to keep it that way. :)
  7. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    I owe this guy a great deal of gratitude, if It was not for him I would not have seen all of the birds this winter. The red polls, pine grosbeaks, all of the winter raptors, and the owls. I chased him all winter to get a image and I got it plus all of the others. This is the final image I got...
  8. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    Finally a closer image, he came from the tree tops and only sat for a few seconds, I manged one good shot before he was gone again.
  9. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    I have my first new bird to enter my gallery of the new year. I have been watching out for this one for a few weeks, but I could not get close-enough for a good image, and spotting this guy is some fair lighting has been difficult too. I managed this one on an overcast day and he perched on a...
  10. Flight of Lanius Excubitor

    Flight of Lanius Excubitor

  11. Hook

    Hook

  12. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    Taken on the last day of 2009
  13. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    Finally managed to find my first Shrike of this year.
  14. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    Took a trip to Plum Island today in search of the Snowy Owl, which of course "we just missed him" everywhere we looked. Although this guy isn't new to my life list, it certainly isn't something I see a whole lot, with the exception of last year when he was a daily visitor to my feeder...
  15. Northern Shrike imm.

    Northern Shrike imm.

    Uncommon but regular winter visitor to NS. This is my first "keeper" digiscoped with my new scope.
  16. Nearly half its size

    Nearly half its size

    Walking in North Jetty in Iona there suddenly came the Shrike from a tree onto the ground and rushed into the grass, a few seconds later, it came out with a mouse, staying for a few more seconds and then flew away. This one needs extensive sharpening.
  17. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

  18. Ouch, bugbite?

    Ouch, bugbite?

  19. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

  20. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

  21. Northern Shrike (Juvenile)

    Northern Shrike (Juvenile)

  22. Sketchbook - Northern Shrike

    Sketchbook - Northern Shrike

    An uncommon winter visitor is always a nice change. This one stuck around long enough for a few sketches, although he made me keep my distance. The top few drawings are of my pet quail, Spidge -- a frequent subject of mine when it's too dark to go birding and I need an avian model!
  23. Northern Shrike

    Northern Shrike

    First time I've seen one of these at Powell Butte.
  24. A Brown Surprise

    A Brown Surprise

    It was shrike time on Vancouver Island, and I was determined to see my first of the season. I kept my eyes open for one of those gray, masked birds. What a pleasant surprise to find a brown juvenile instead. I'd never seen one before.
  25. Shrek the Skewer

    Shrek the Skewer

    I post this not for the artistic quality but to show the headless vole impaled on the thorn beside it. I also removed 2 branches in Photoshop that obscured it's head. On examination of the bush after it left, I found 2 other headless corpses impaled on thorns. Obviously a discerning diner.
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