Thursday, July 10, 2014

Loggerhead Shrike Fledglings

A couple weeks back I was spending some time surveying breeding birds in southwestern North Dakota.  One evening, I came across a family of five Loggerhead Shrikes.  The four fledglings stayed on the edge of a bush while the adult would hunt from some nearby telephone wires.  Every couple of minutes the adult would have a successful hunt and come back to feed the fledglings.  Over about an hour period the adult had 6-7 successful hunts.

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