by Bryce W. Robinson
I have had extensive exposure to the Loggerhead Shrike, and I never grow tired of it. Last spring, I was exposed to numerous nesting shrikes in southern California, gaining insight into their breeding ecology and nesting behaviors. I am very excited to experience these things again this season, and plan to make a strident effort to document all peculiarities through photography and film.
I wanted to share this video short as an introduction to the bird. My friend Melissa posted some great photos of Loggerhead Shrikes as a highlighted species on her Birding Thursday project. I suggest checking them out here. One of the photos is of a bird and its prey, a horned lizard. I hope this video along with these photos create excitement and anticipation towards seeing some of the fruits of my nest work this spring.