Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today a shrike

...stopped by.




Its bill lacked a hook.



The chickadees ganged up on it until it moved off.



The lone junco stood still as a stone until the shrike was gone.

4 comments:

carin said...

I had no idea chickadees were so bold. No shrikes here to inspire acts of bravery (hook billed or otherwise). At least I'm not aware of any. And that junco. Poor sweet soul. Hope he was able to console himself afterwards with a beakful of H2O straight up.
Lovely rendition of events!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Thanks! I'm happy to report that as of this morning there are now two juncos!

Kathy H said...

And now, two days later....how many juncos? We don't have any - or at least not around my part of town. No shrikes either

Brenda Schmidt said...

Still two! Yay! It always makes me sad when I see just one bird. Plenty of redpolls and Pine Grosbeaks. Still a few Evenings now and then. Hairy, Downy, Gray Jay, chickadee make their appearances as usual. Two flocks of ptarmigan in our travels in the area yesterday.