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Hunt with the Northern Shrike

We watched in awe as this Northern Shrike hovered over some bull-rushes along Cargill Lake at Fort Whyte. It then dove down quickly into the snow and surprised us with a quickly killed meadow vole. These birds amaze me how they can carry large prey.

 

It was a miracle that these two shots turned out at all, as my camera settings were set for flash use.

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Taken on November 20, 2010