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#6131572 - 01/11/16 10:00 PM Not your normal carrion eating bird.....
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Was sitting in a blind and kept noticing a bird continuously fluttering around the varmint cage on the spin feeder. I noticed it was tugging at what appeared to be a dead Cardinal or Pyrrhuloxia so I decided to take a few pics of it. It was trying to take the head off or eating parts of the dead bird inside the cage. This Shrike would tear off pieces of the dead bird then fly to the ground and eat it. Then fly back up and tug on the dead bird again. One pic you can see a scrap of meat in the birds beak as it flies to the ground.









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#6131573 - 01/11/16 10:00 PM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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I had pulled the TC card and found these pics about a week before I took the pics above. They were trying to get the same bird while it was alive.


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#6131595 - 01/11/16 10:14 PM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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Nice share. Must say you have some skills with your camera! up
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#6131608 - 01/11/16 10:26 PM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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#6131698 - 01/12/16 12:13 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: kmon1]
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#6131741 - 01/12/16 05:44 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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That's pretty cool. I've always been fascinated by those birds. I've seen them out here picking at dead rabbits on the side of the lease road.
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#6131771 - 01/12/16 06:35 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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Cool pic sequence. Why do you think that bird got into the coon cage? To avoid the birds attacking it?
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#6131781 - 01/12/16 06:46 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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Some days your the Caracara some days your the Cardinal ...
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#6131790 - 01/12/16 06:52 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Cool pic sequence. Why do you think that bird got into the coon cage? To avoid the birds attacking it?

That bird got into the cage to get to the corn on the spinner plate, they are seed/grain eaters. It must have found a spot in the cage the coons had opened up enough to slip in. Then could not find it back. It could have been killed by a hawk also and then it could not get it out of the cage.
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#6131813 - 01/12/16 07:14 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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Amazing
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#6131830 - 01/12/16 07:24 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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Really neat pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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#6131846 - 01/12/16 07:41 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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That's some really good pics. cheers

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#6131856 - 01/12/16 07:47 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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Really cool
Great flight pictures of the shrike
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#6131917 - 01/12/16 08:27 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: stxranchman]
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Shrikes area also called "Butcher Birds" for their habit of impaling insects and other small creatures with thorns to eat later. They've also been known to use the barbs on a fence.

Guess they don't mind a free meal as well! Cool pics STX. Love the TC series of the hawks hunting the bird as well.
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#6131923 - 01/12/16 08:30 AM Re: Not your normal carrion eating bird..... [Re: SniperRAB]
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Some days your the Caracara some days your the Cardinal ...
roflmao Isn't that the truth!
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