Northern Shrike is a bird of prey, has a hooked bill, and will hunt for small birds in my yard.
Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) mile post 49 Denali Hwy. Alaska, 9/17/2007.
Mid-December visiter crashed into the picture window. He recovered and continues to terrorize the bird feeders.
Northern Shrikes show up occasionally in our yard and try to catch a bird at one of the feeders, he wasn't lucky this time.