By bats | October 19, 2009 - 1:06 pm
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances, Markin' the Trail

Okay,  Shrek’s not in here anywhere, but the shrike (a real bird!) was the guest wildlife in Sunday’s Mark Trail.  It’s a pretty cool little creature, the size of a medium songbird with the ‘tude of a pterodactyl.  Yeah! Kill that vermin! Impale it, like some avian kind of Vlad Tepes! Yeah!


Wow.  Just like Tennyson said, “Nature, red in sharp little beak and weak little toes.”  (That might be a paraphrase, come to think of it.)  Even in black-and-white, the little shrike’s reputation is pretty colossal:


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