Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Loggerhead or Northern Shrike?


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 birdwalker

birdwalker

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • LocationBrampton, Ontario

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Taken yesterday in Guelph Ontario.

http://www.flickr.co...N07/8249572309/
http://www.flickr.co...N07/8248283557/
http://www.flickr.co...N07/8248282393/

All pics are of same bird.

#2 jdeitsch

jdeitsch

    Pro-life Birder

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,127 posts

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Northern Shrike due to the fact that i see barring below and it's the only shrike in range,(i think)

Flickr: http://www.flickr.co.../103058792@N02/
West Trip Report: http://www.whatbird....0669-west-trip/
Trip Report Mini: http://www.whatbird....eorgia-big-day/
 
Lifelist: 311
Odes: 48

-----------------
So how has the entire global warming frenzy with all its predictions of dire consequences, become so widely believed, accepted and regarded as a real threat to planet Earth? That is the most amazing part of the story.

To start with global warming has the backing of the United Nations, a major world force. Second, it has the backing of a former Vice President and very popular political figure. Third it has the endorsement of Hollywood, and that’s enough for millions. And, fourth, the environmentalists love global warming. It is their tool to combat fossil fuels. So with the environmentalists, the UN, Gore and Hollywood touting Global Warming and predictions of doom and gloom, the media has scrambled with excitement to climb aboard. After all the media loves a crisis. From YK2 to killer bees the media just loves to tell us our lives are threatened. And the media is biased toward liberal, so it’s pre-programmed to support Al Gore and UN. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press and here in San Diego The Union Tribune are all constantly promoting the global warming crisis.

---------------


#3 BarnSwallow

BarnSwallow

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,984 posts
  • LocationMonkton Maryland

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

Agree with northern due to range and thin mask. Nice!

#4 birdwalker

birdwalker

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • LocationBrampton, Ontario

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:46 PM

Ok thanks. Hoping it was logger head. They are found in Ontario but very rare. Used to be more but they are dwindling

#5 BarnSwallow

BarnSwallow

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,984 posts
  • LocationMonkton Maryland

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

Ontario is within their summer range, but not their winter range.

#6 DHSBirdman

DHSBirdman

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,471 posts
  • LocationDesert Hot Springs, CA

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

I'll offer a trade birdwalker. Capture and send my area one of your Northern Shrikes, and I'll do the same for you with a Loggerhead Shrike, which I see alot of. LOL.

#7 BarnSwallow

BarnSwallow

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,984 posts
  • LocationMonkton Maryland

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

If you'll each send me one, I'll send you a bunch of.....uh.....house sparrows and starlings?

#8 DHSBirdman

DHSBirdman

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,471 posts
  • LocationDesert Hot Springs, CA

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

I'll pass on that trade Barnswallow. While I don't have a ton of starlings and house sparrows, I already have enough of each of them for my taste. I might take some Northern Cardinals and Blue Jays from your neck of the woods as part of the trade, as long as you don't throw in any American Robins. I saw enough of them on my recent trip to Ohio to last me for a year or two until my next visit to that part of the country.

#9 Totah Sam

Totah Sam

    Nat'aanii Nez

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 617 posts
  • LocationNW New Mexico

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

If you'll each send me one, I'll send you a bunch of.....uh.....house sparrows and starlings?


argh! I woke up yesterday to something hitting the roof and bedroom window. It sounded like a pile of rocks hitting the house. I opened up the window and a HUGE flock of starlings flew up into the trees. I have no idea what they were doing on the house but it sure scared the liver out of me. LOL
TotahSam
Lifelist: 35

Latest lifers: Bewick's Wren (7/4/12) Ash-throated Flycatcher (7/5/12) Yellow-breasted Chat (7-13-12) American Goldfinch (7/15/12) Golden Eagle (7/22/12)

#10 DHSBirdman

DHSBirdman

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,471 posts
  • LocationDesert Hot Springs, CA

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

Yeah flocks of starlings are kind of spooky in any event because there is just something about a flock of blackbirds, be it starlings, brewers blackbirds, grackles, etc, that just reminds me too much of that creepy old movie from Alfred Hitchcock, the Birds.

#11 birdwalker

birdwalker

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • LocationBrampton, Ontario

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:14 AM

Wish it was that easy to trade birds. :)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users