Monday, June 11, 2007

Loggerhead Shrike Chicks

Every year a pair of loggerhead shrikes nests in our yard and hatches a batch of chicks. This year's chicks are out of the nest today (they may not have had a choice, as hard as the wind is blowing). I snapped a few pictures with my little Kodak Easy Share camera. I was able to get remarkably close to one of the chicks, he seemed as curious about me as I was of him.

Adult shrike with a grasshopper in its beak.