Loggerhead Shrike

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13, 2012 - Shorty spent a good part of the afternoon taking care of their new family.  They'd fly down to the feeder, grab a seed, then disappear up into the oak tree.  Tiny baby calls would ensue.  Then the process repeated, over and over.  We tried to find the nest, but I…... Read more

Hi There, Shrek Junior!

June 13, 2011 - We finally met our new little Loggerhead Shrikes.  I've been watching the adults for a while, and I figured we'd see the babies any day.  This guy was hanging out in a palm tree at the Town Commons/Tour Point intersection.  You can tell he's a juvenile because of the orangey…... Read more

Loggerhead Shrike

Where are the Loggerhead Shrike babies?

June 7, 2011 - It's getting to be the time of year that we saw fledgling Loggerhead Shrikes under the weeping willows last year.  We've been seeing the shrike parents sitting in their usual spots, but no little guys yet.  Where are your kids, Shrek the Shrike?... Loggerhead Shrike... Read more

Down by the Pond

April 18, 2011 - Baby Mallards There were two Loggerhead Shrikes in the usual weeping willow tree.  We call them Shrek and Fiona (Shrek the Shrike, try saying that five times fast!)  I'm not sure if the nest is in the willow or in a nearby palm tree, but I'm pretty sure it's close!...…... Read more

Stoneybrook Signs of Spring

April 6, 2011 - Loggerhead Shrike The Fish Crows have ben building their nests (when they are not busy tormenting the mockingbirds and trying to steal their eggs!)  There are lots of babies on the way to the neighborhood!... Read more

Beautiful Morning at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

April 3, 2011 - White Ibis I spotted a small sandpiper out my window, and we both got out to photograph it.  (Unfortunately the good light was on the passenger side of the car—great for me, not so great for Dyeyo.  Besides, it felt good to stretch our legs!!)  It turned out we had…... Read more

Meet Shrek the Shrike

June 6, 2010 - Juvenile Loggerhead Shrike Note:  As we prepared for our walk, I told Rich that I wanted to go see if we could find the baby shreks.  I don't know why I kept mis-speaking, but after about the third time, it was clear that our babies had gotten their names!  We've…... Read more