This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Cocoa Beach, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports)
Traverse City, Michigan
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Beulaville, North Carolina
Ruther Glen, Virginia
|Neutral ||decklife ||On Dec 29, 2008, decklife from Rockport, TX
(Zone 9b) wrote:
A loggerhead shrike started hanging out near our deck this fall. We thought it was kind of cute - until it snatched up one of the hummingbirds enjoying our bountiful collection of deck feeders. Now we shoo away shrikes when the hummers are around.
|Neutral ||oldhippi ||On Jun 30, 2010, oldhippi from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:
Several summers ago I was making a local flight at our airport. Because of the heat I left the windows of my van rolled down. As I approached my van I saw what looked like a mocking bird fluttering against my windshild inside my van. The bird had flown in and couldn't remember the way out. I opened the door and got in. In a few moments I had trapped the bird under a towel and reached in to help it out. No sooner had I got my hand around it when the bird clamped down on my index finger and drew blood. When I was able to get a better look I realised I was holding a shrike. The slightly hooked bill and single tooth had managed to do some damage to my finger. Both bird and I were happy to part company.
|Negative ||cebr01 ||On Sep 7, 2010, cebr01 from Ruther Glen, VA wrote:
After reading about this bird and realizing it is a predator, I am trying to figure out a way to keep them away! Yesterday, I was watching a female cardinal in my front yard when 5 of these birds tried to trap her! Two of them chased her into the cover of a downed tree while the other three waited above. When I figured out what they were up to I chased them off. My yard is full of large old trees that are home to many different birds. I sit on the porch listening to them chatter in the afternoons, very interesting! I am worried these Loggerhead Shrike will scare them all off and they will quit nesting in my trees. Anyone know anything that will get rid of just the shrike?
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