Date: 7/8/17 1:06 pm
From: Jeffrey Short <bashman...>
Subject: Re: great loggerhead shrike video
Wonderful! I forwarded it to a non-birder friend and he said his cat was pawing at the screen.

I like the way (at ~ 11 mins) the adult catches the fecal sac from the just (over)fed young to remove it from the nest site.

Jeff Short

From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List [mailto:<ARBIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Ragupathy Kannan
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2017 10:59 AM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: great loggerhead shrike video

This is a phenomenal video of the Loggerhead Shrike, taken right here in Arkansas (near Marion) by Larry McPherson. Includes some apparently never filmed behaviors, like the bird removing the gut of a grasshopper before eating, to avoid noxious chemicals. Also includes wonderful footage of young practicing their impaling skills with leaves. Our own Than Boves is mentioned in the acknowledgments.


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"Larry McPherson's beautifully executed film on the activities and vocalizations of a nesting pair of Loggerhead...


Ft. Smith

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