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Reader photo: A split second after leaving its perch, a Northern Shrike stands still in the air

Shrikes are often referred to as butcher birds for their habit of impaling prey on thorns. Thanks to Steve Large, who posted this picture to … Read More “Reader photo: A split second after leaving its perch, a Northern Shrike stands still in the air”

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Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor), Nanaimo Estuary, British Columbia, November 12, 2014, 1:41 p.m., by Steve Large