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.
Thank you for sharing these pictures!!
A great series Jim.
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.
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.
Hard to believe this beautiful little bird is such a tough raptor!!