Imagine my surprise when I looked out and saw this bird sitting on the feeding pole...
|Northern (or loggerhead?) shrike|
|This shrike kept looking at the ground.|
I immediately grabbed my Sibley's Field Guide to Birds and looked up Northern and loggerhead shrikes. It says, "Perches on high exposed branch or wire when foraging for small birds and rodents." I didn't see how the sparrow died, but I surmised the shrike had something to do with it. Many sparrows have eaten at my feeder, but none have died. As soon as I see a shrike, I see a dead sparrow. Coincidence? I think not.
Anyway that was Mother Nature's lesson for today. I never would have believed the shrike could fly away with a sparrow, but I saw it with my own eyes. Wow.
I also have a couple of hummingbird photos to share:
Travel Bug out.