NATURE NICHE PHOTOS by Laure Wilson Neish | San Diego and area | Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Uploaded 26-Mar-11
Taken 19-Mar-11
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Photo Info

Dimensions1222 x 1535
Original file size5.39 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceUnknown
Date taken19-Mar-11 14:50
Date modified24-Mar-11 19:35
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 40D
Focal length420 mm
Exposure1/1000 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 320
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

While waiting in the car for my husband who was looking at a wildflower, I saw this bird dive into the thorn bush right next to the busy parking lot at the Hellhole Canyon trailhead. (Anza Borrego) When the bird took off, I got out and perched my heavy lens on a coat on top of the car and waited. I thought it might be skewering food items, but instead, when it returned it I could hear noises of a chick begging for food. The parent was looking around trying to locate the sound of my camera clicking. When it flew again, I found the large fledgling low in the shrub.