Portrait of a wet juvenile Loggerhead Shrike

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A portrait of a wet juvenile Loggerhead ShrikeA portrait of a wet juvenile Loggerhead Shrike – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/1600, ISO 320, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

After a rainy summer day there were puddles on the dirt roads of Antelope Island State Park and this juvenile Loggerhead Shrike took advantage of a puddle and bathed. Not only did it bathe but it flew in so close to me that I could only take close up shots of it before it flew off to the puddle again.

Puddles aren’t all that common on the island during the dry days of summer and when they appear after a nice rain the birds on the island seem to enjoy bathing in the fresh water.

Life is good.



  1. Jane Chesebrough August 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    great detail, Mia.

  2. Elephant's Child August 5, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Just beautiful.
    Paparazzi to the birds.

  3. Patty Chadwick August 5, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Another great “portrait by McPherson”!!!

  4. Kathie August 5, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Very nice, Mia! How I miss that place!

  5. Bob Mcpherson August 5, 2015 at 6:20 am

    beautiful picture, Mia

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