Northern Shrike in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on March 17, 2020

Birding along the Menominee River Parkway in Milwaukee County I came across a Northern Shrike. It was fun to watch this bird as it seemed to have recently seen some prey in an area I was in. It perched on top of numerous deciduous trees and came down a few times too, perching near the ground on a log and then on the ground itself, sometimes even hidden. I never saw it leave with anything in it’s bill. Two times I heard it calling perched in some dense bushes. It was a beautiful day with full sun, temps around 40, but there was a breeze that kept things cold. Some miscellaneous shots of the bird today…Images were taken on March 17, 2020.

Northern Shrike, some blood on the bill too…

The Northern Shrike calling…



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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

6 Responses to Northern Shrike in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on March 17, 2020

  1. Robin Denison Squier says:

    Thank you for sharing these pictures!!

  2. Tom O’Malley says:

    A great series Jim.

  3. Darrell Schiffman says:

    As always I enjoy seeing your pictures of nature. I recently made a trip to India and came back with some decent pictures of birds from a day of birding in Keoladeo N.P.
    Look forward to seeing you this spring.

  4. Thomas Wood says:

    Very nice photos Jim. As usual you have captured every detail. Birders would do well to study your photos carefully, so that if a rare Loggerhead Shrike comes along, they would notice the differences. Thanks for sharing.

  5. John Rock says:

    Beautiful! Thankyou!

  6. Patsy Maga says:

    Hard to believe this beautiful little bird is such a tough raptor!!

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