Loggerhead Shrike

 
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This is a view of my Bandit Bird :) I don't know it's name. It sorta looks like Carol's Chickadee with the colors reversed. The wings the way they are also look similar. It was raining a little and this wet guy was holding it's ground and did not want to fly away. Even the desert birds hate winter lol...

Thanks for the help everyone with giving a name to my bird. I did a Google image search for the Loggerhead Shrike and it looks like it. Cool, I have learned one more bird...

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Guest - Mar 03, 2007 05:12 PM EDT
Thanks very much Anne :-) I'm glad you enjoyed my photo. He was a really nice bandit letting me get that extra few steps closer to him.
Guest - Mar 03, 2007 03:44 PM EDT
I hate to say it but I fell in love with this bandit. He has his mask on and yet he took time to pleat his feathers. *LOL* A beautiful picture.
Guest - Feb 09, 2007 07:42 AM EDT
Hi Vicki, Thanks and glad you liked my photo. Sorry but I know nothing about this bird or any other bird. I'm lucky to know there names. This was a small bird so I'm guessing it's a youngster.
Guest - Feb 07, 2007 05:04 PM EDT
I've never seen one of these, Alan - how lovely. The downy head makes me wonder if it's a youngster or if that's its adult plumage. A wonderful image.
Guest - Feb 02, 2007 09:10 PM EDT
lol.. Well Thanks Alex for your time searching. I'm just going by what Don and Steve said. Thanks everyone for taking time to leave your nice comments.
Guest - Feb 02, 2007 04:40 PM EDT
WOW!! fantastic shot,it looks like you have identified him so I can stop searching.lol
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 02:09 PM EDT
Loggerhead Shrike folks .. these birds are also known as butcher birds as they impail their prey to thorns and let them hang lovely ..
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 01:31 PM EDT
he is a lovely looking little bird, that hook beak looks like its there to do serious work with getting food.
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 01:10 PM EDT
Gorgeous bird and beautiful feather detail.Great photo! Carol
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 11:11 AM EDT
This looks exactly like a European bird, the Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor). So I guess Don's ID is probably right and this is the North American version. Anyhow, a lovely shot regardless of what it really is or isn't!
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 11:02 AM EDT
Nice shot - good feather detail
Guest - Feb 01, 2007 09:55 AM EDT
Another great shot Alan! It was driving me nuts, I had to try and find out what this guy is. I believe it is a Shrike, either a Northern or Loggerhead. If it is a Northern he is a little South of his normal winter range. Most likely a young Loggerhead Shrike. Cool birds, the Northern Shrikes eat other birds and small rodents, unusual for song birds as stated in the book I have. The Loggerhead Shrikes feed on insects. Talk to you later, Don

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