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Loggerhead Shrike Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: A cool little "raptor", Loggerhead Shrikes have really undergone some serious declines in recent decades. I used to see them more when I first started birding (2000) than I have in recent years. In terms of photos from South Dakota, I have a few from 2005 and 2006. Then, with the exception of a bird I saw while visiting the Everglades in Florida in 2012, I went 13 years (!!) without getting another decent photo of the species. However, on April 26th, 2019 I found 2 different Loggerhead Shrikes about 5 miles apart on the Fort Pierre National Grasslands, and fortunately one was kind enough to sit still for some photos.

Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 1 - Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike 2 - Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike 3 - Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike 4 - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 1

June 12th, 2006
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Loggerhead Shrike 2

June 12th, 2006
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Loggerhead Shrike 3

July 4th, 2005
Near Presho, South Dakota

Loggerhead Shrike 4

June 12th, 2006
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Loggerhead Shrike 5 - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 6 - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 7 - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 8 - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 5

June 12th, 2006
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Loggerhead Shrike 6

June 12th, 2006
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Loggerhead Shrike 7

June 12th, 2006
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Loggerhead Shrike 8

December 10th, 2012
Everglades National Park, Florida

Loggerhead Shrike 9 - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 10 - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 11 - Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike 9

December 10th, 2012
Everglades National Park, Florida

Loggerhead Shrike 10

April 26th, 2019
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Loggerhead Shrike 11

April 26th, 2019
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota
 

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