Yikes Shrikes! – Nov 11, 2006

Pine Grosbeak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning a Pine Grosbeak came into the backyard to feed on sunflower seeds. I watched him crack open the seeds with the greatest of ease.

Pine Grosbeaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Junco was also munching away on the ground when suddenly all the birds flew up into the bushes.
A Shrike came into the yard and actually hovered in the middle of the clearing for a second or two. It seems all the little birds got away safely, for now…

Northern Shrike 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a picture of a Northern Shrike that I took last winter after it struck a window.
 

 

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