Loggerhead Shrike Fledglings are Out and About

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First of year photo of a juvenile ShrikeFirst of year photo of a juvenile Shrike – Nikon D810, f8, 1/800, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

On the 20th of May I saw my first of the year Loggerhead Shrike fledglings but it wasn’t until the 24th that I was able to photograph this young shrike.  I’ve looked through my archives and the earliest I have photographed fledgling Loggerhead Shrikes on Antelope Island State Park previously was June 10 so they might be fledging about two to three weeks earlier than most years.

I will be seeing more of these little wanna be raptors soon.

Life is good.



  1. Sarah Mayhew May 27, 2015 at 11:16 pm


  2. Kathie May 27, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Mia, life must be good when you get to see these little cuties! It almost looks cuddly!

  3. Elephant's Child May 27, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Echoing Susan and Patty (as I so often do). Love the monochromatic magic.

  4. Jane Chesebrough May 27, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    It does have that young look about it-lovely photo.

  5. Patty Chadwick May 27, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Like Susan, I , too, love the monochromatic effect…..silver on silver.

  6. Wally May 27, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Don’t you just love their subtle plumage? Gorgeous. Perfect capture on that perch with a really lovely background.

  7. Susan Stone May 27, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Mia, this is one of the most beautiful bird portraits I’ve seen. Love the monochromatic look.

  8. Nancy Collins May 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Looks like this Loggerhead already has an attitude! Great shot Mia!

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