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Surfer, Encinitas

Friday, October 27, 2017

Butcher Bird

Needed a mental health day today after an awful yesterday.  I went out birding by myself at San Jacinto. It was hot and I just missed with the camera all day. Which is fine. Works like that sometimes. Saw one human, engagement was minimal. Hot, no water.

But I did get this lovely shot of a butcher bird, the loggerhead shrike. You know the bird, Lanius ludovicianus, the one that likes to impale its poor living prey on a sharp thorn or a piece of barbed wire.

Perhaps humans are not the most vicious of god's creatures after all.