We haven’t seen many Chukars recently but yesterday we found a small covey feeding at the base of several rabbitbrush on the north end of Antelope Island.
1/3200, f/6.3, ISO 500, 500 f/4, 1.4 tc, natural light
Most of them were pretty skittish but the sentry bird was standing watch on [...]
Shrikes are well-known for impaling their prey on sharp projections like thorns or barbed wire as a means of food storage – they’re called “butcher birds” for good reason. I suspect the behavior to do so is innate but to become skilled at it takes practice.
This past summer I found this Loggerhead Shrike on [...]