Logger Head Shrikes are rarely seen in Ventura County these days. Due to habitat loss and fragmentation from development theses little ferocious birds are going the way of the dodo in parts of California. Today was my first confirmed sighting. Shrikes are Impalers, in that they impale their prey to branches, barbwire, etc and then start to feed.
Logger Head Shrike
Observed but Not Pictured:
White Tailed Kite
Red Shouldered Hawk
Rancho Sierra Vista November 2011