Southern Grey Shrike*
Encinas Borrachas
Resident of southern
Europe and north Africa.
Lanius meridionalis
(L 9.4")
*aka Iberian Shrike
Have you ever heard of a shrike?
He waits in tall treetops
to strike
at a bird flying near.
With a beak like a spear
first he kills.
The he stabs with a spike.
     (Amy Ludwig VanDerwater)