[Bristol-Birds] Hungry Shrike
- From: "Bert Hale" <blhale@xxxxxxxx>
- To: <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 14:55:44 -0500
Bird Watchers In response to Wallace's report on the Shrike it was first noticed at 10:15 am and stayed until 1:45. It was feeding on what appeared tobe a white throat at the base of a dogwood tree about 3 feet from the house. Above the feeding shrike I have a 20 port thistle feeder and during the time I had 8 gold finches and a purple finch feeding. Aclimbing Hydrangia grows up the tree and the shrike had impaled the biird on a short branch. Feeding started ath the head and ate the whole thing. After it left I checked and found only some feathers. I made some digital pixs may see if Wallace will post them. In years gone by we have had shrikes nest around the area but it is unusual to find one lately. PS I see by the net that girl scouts have been putting up wood duck boxes. This is great-- Several have been put up on the South Fork of Holston River below the dam. I have often wondered how long it would take mama to find junior if he jumped into the water while they were generating? Bert Hale, Bluff City , TN Sullivan Cy.
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