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Old Dec 19, 2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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My first capture of one of these little guys. Thanks for looking.

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Old Dec 19, 2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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#2 Looking so proud.
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 10:07 PM   #3
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very nice two-fer. great sharpness, good light.
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Thanks for the wonderful views - excellent detail & fine composition. Looks like a "meaner" cousin of our Mockingbirds!
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Thanks for the wonderful views - excellent detail & fine composition. Looks like a "meaner" cousin of our Mockingbirds!
Thanks, He does kinda look like a Mockingbird. He is about half the size with twice the attitude.
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very nice two-fer. great sharpness, good light.
Thanks for the nice words. Cheers
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 8:47 PM   #7
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Steve, if memory serves me right, we had a Shrike in Texas that would kill a small snake or lizard, then impale it on a Mesquite thorn or even a barbed-wire fence. I guessed it would return later for a meal. I probably would'nt know this, but I got out in the field more as a kid than I do now...

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Great pictures of the Shrike. About three weeks ago, I saw my first one (Northern Shrike-very similar) blasting overhead and low, through the forest chasing after an unfortunate Chickadee.

I was amazed how quick the Shrike was able to maneuver through the forest...it was like a small fighter jet.
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Thanks Robert and Les,
I noticed the same thing. That bird can move! Thanks for looking.

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Really cool shot Steve!
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