Saturday, April 12, 2008

Loggerhead Shrike Chicks

While biking along the Seminole Wekiva Trail along International Parkway in Lake Mary, Florida, I came across two young birds that must have fell out of a nest. They couldn't fly, and just sat chirping in the middle of the pavement. On the way back, I found another pair that were in the grass just off of the trail. From the look of these birds, my initial thought was that they could be baby Chickadees. After looking through some more bird books, and having corrections emailed and left as comments, these birds are actually baby Loggerhead Shrikes.

The mother wasn't around, and I didn't see any nest. I wasn't quite sure what to do with these birds. I ended up leaving them alone after I took pictures. Hopefully the birds survive, although it's probably quite unlikely.

Chickadee Chicks

Chickadee Chicks

Chickadee Chicks

Chickadee Chicks

Chickadee Chicks

Chickadee Chicks

Chickadee Chicks

Chickadee Chicks

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4 comments:

Zack Harvatine said...

cool! i found this from instructables. they look angry! lol

Anonymous said...

lol those arent chickadees, those are shrikes

woofboy111 said...

corrected...

Anonymous said...

These chicks have grown out of their nest, mom and dad know they are out and are still feeding them.
The best thing you could have done is chase them off the trail and then leave them be:)