February 1st, 2013 – Avian Friday: Northern Shrike

During my last visit to Skagit Valley in search of Short-eared Owls, this pretty little Northern Shrike decided to take perch in tree near the parking lot as we were heading out. The angle was a bit tough, but the bird was cooperative and allowed us to get close enough for some decent captures.

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

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Edison, Washington 

700mm | 1/640th Sec. @f/7.1 | ISO 800

Canon 5D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + 1.4X Rear Adapter

Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS5.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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