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A Look at the Barbarous Butcher Bird – The Loggerhead Shrike

Standing, sweating in the hot Texas sun somewhere between Houston and Austin, I look out into the vast pasture next to the road. I can see miles and miles of open land, with the occasional tree and cows. A small … Continue reading

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The secret and baffling life of the blue jay

I wake every morning to a few birds swooping around the oak tree and shrubs lining the fence in my backyard. One of the most common residents is Cyanocitta cristata, or the blue jay. It may well be that these … Continue reading

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