Lorrie Mathers, 2021 –
I’m a Texan by choice!
I grew up in a small farming community in South-Western Ontario (Canada not California) spending much of my time outdoors, not sure if that was by choice or by circumstance.
Meet the Loggerhead Shrike, photo by Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist Lorrie Mathers, captured at Hagerman National Wildlife Preserve.
These predatory songbirds are found here in all seasons, and their population is declining. Their winter diet focuses on vertebrate prey. These include lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, sparrows, goldfinches, ground squirrels, voles, mice, and shrews, to name just a few.