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Philip Rathner

Delray Beach, FL, United States


I have been watching a nesting pair of Loggerhead Shrikes for the past 4 years. They nest in virtually the same area each year, so I have been able to photograph some interesting nesting shots! In this photo these hungry hatchlings are being feed. When hatched they are blind and featherless. Fact: Though classified as a songbird this bird has a bird of preys attitude, it is the only bird that impales it’s prey!


Feeding Time

Loggerhead Shrikes Hatchlings!

AWARD WINNER: Honorable Mention

3 responses to “Loggerhead Shrikes Hatchlings!”

  1. Jane Gilbert says:

    Exceptional photo. Such brilliant contrasting colors of the feathers.

  2. Marilyn Biller says:

    Impressively beautify. This photo shows magnificent detailing not only of the loggerhead shrike, but also its surroundings feeding the hatchlings.

  3. Estelle Rattner says:

    Brilliant. Love your birds.

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