Photo Friday

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“The Loggerhead Shrike is a songbird with a raptor’s habits. A denizen of grasslands and other open habitats throughout much of North America, this masked black, white, and gray predator hunts from utility poles, fence posts and other conspicuous perches, preying on insects, birds, lizards, and small mammals. Lacking a raptor’s talons, Loggerhead Shrikes skewer their kills on thorns or barbed wire or wedge them into tight places for easy eating. Their numbers have dropped sharply in the last half-century.” It didn’t sing while I was taking photos of it, but it looks like it could kill something without a problem. 😉loggerhead-shrike-9-11-16-sm

While the shrike was in the dead tree, a red-bellied woodpecker flew in. red-bellied-pecker-9-11-16-sm red-bellied-woodpecker-9-11-16-sm

Spotted a lizard on the wall of R’s house as I was going in. The outside light was on, casting a glow on him. lizard-rs-house-9-11-16-sm

This is what happens when a house plant like pathos is released in the wild. 🙂 It climbs mighty trees and the leaves get really, really big. Look at the size of that runner!tree-pathos-greenwood-9-11-16-sm

Suki with her tongue hanging out. It was hot that morning. suki-at-greenwood-9-11-16-sm

Have a great weekend!

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Fenraven happily lives in south Florida, where it is really hot most of the year. Find him on Twitter, Google +, and Facebook by searching on 'fenraven'.
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6 Responses to Photo Friday

  1. Helena Stone says:

    Those images are fabulous, as they always are. But, as so often is the case, Suki is my favourite ❤

  2. Jaycee Edward says:

    Wow. The shrike is kind of the ISIS of the bird world, isn’t it? Brutal way to kill its prey. 😱

  3. diannegray says:

    Great pictures. I love seeing photos of birds – but Suki is my fave 🙂

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