Monday, December 29, 2014

Oatka Creek Park and Black Creek Park • December 29

Oatka Creek

The following pictures were taken at Black Creek Park.

Northern Shrike

Northern Shrike

Northern Shrike

And then like a lighting bolt, the shrike dove to the ground to take the mockingbird that was there! The mockingbird was alert, however, and dodged the strike.  A yelling match ensued between the birds for a few seconds. That was enough for the shrike and it flew back into the bush, then disappeared.

Northern Mockingbird acting as if nothing just happened. What poise!