Sam Crowe on November 19th, 2017

Noting the color of the iris can help identify or age a bird. Most birds have a black pupil surrounded by a dark brown iris.  This is not always the case.  The color of the iris can change based on age or sex of the bird. Other species have a notable eye color. Red eyes […]

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Sam Crowe on November 6th, 2017

The widespread Loggerhead Shrike is an uncommon breeding or year-round resident across much of the U.S. Despite being classified as a Passerine (the group containing most of our songbirds) and lacking the strong, gripping talons of hawks, falcons, and eagles, it is a predatory species capable of taking insects, snakes, rodents, and birds nearly as […]

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