Loggerhead Shrikes

Another bird I am seeing frequently is the Loggerhead Shrike.

I sighted this song bird perched high in a tree above the Everglades NP Gulf Coast Visitor Center.  I actually heard it first.

 

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Loggerhead Shrike – there you are!

 

Most times I’m seeing one perched on a communications wire.

Oops, here’s one of them!

 

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Loggerhead Shrike

 

It is called a “Loggerhead”, which is a synonym for “blockhead”, referring to this bird’s unusually large head in relation to its body.

 

 

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