Shrikes on the Carden Alvar
VIDEO: Three juvenile Loggerhead Shrikes were being fed
by adults. The young waited in a hawthorn bush, which is their
preferred nest site on the Carden Alvar. These young shrikes have
their full tails. 26 June 2018.
Carden Alvar is one of the last remaining strongholds of the
endangered Loggerhead Shrike in Ontario. Only 5 pairs were reported
here in late May 2018.
Two juveniles sat more in the open while one hid
itself deeper in the hawthorn bush. One swooped down into the grass
to catch food for itself.
We hope they are successful, migrate safely to
their wintering grounds, and return next spring. Carden Alvar on 26
Links to Ron Pittaway's
Loggerhead Shrike: Why the Carden Alvar? - April 2018
Commentary: Loggerhead Shrike's Last Stand - March 2018