Northern Shrike

This masked feathered friend goes by the name of Northern Shrike. Comes down to southern Canada and northern United Sates during the winter. It's a predator, feeding on birds, mammals and insects and also considered a songbird. Shrikes use their pecking skills to kill their prey and if the prey is too large to hold in their talons, they will impale them for easy eating or for snack at a later time. 

Until next moment, 

Amar

Northern Shrike

Northern Shrike

The Northern Shrike was sitting on the post of the fence beside the highway. Would fly down into the grass and then back up to the same or another post. I would watch it and take pictures of it. I would have liked to get closer to the bird, but from past experience I knew it would fly away. There was just clear space between us , nothing for me to hide behind to get nearer. I was happy with the pictures I got that day, next time hopefully it will be perched on a tree.

Until next moment,

Amar