This winter for the first time I’ve been able to photograph the Northern Shrike. I’ve glimpsed them several times over the years but have never been able to get a photograph. Last week I happened to be photographing other birds when I noticed a strange bird out by my feeders. It turned out to be a Northern Shrike. I tried to maneuver my camera around so I could get a photograph but the shrike saw the movement and took off. A little while later it returned and I was able to get a few shots. The day before I just caught a brief glimpse of it taking a Black-capped Chickadee.