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The loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) is unusual in that it is a carnivorous songbird. It doesn’t just kill and eat insects; it will readily take small, cold- or warm-blooded vertebrates, like reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Food includes a large number of agricultural pests from grasshoppers to small ground squirrels. It has often been observed attacking animals larger than itself, twisting, even severing the neck. Furthermore, if it catches bigger prey, or more than it is ready to eat, it will often impale the prey on thorns, broken twigs, even barbed wire fences. It will sometimes eat the prey immediately, or wait several days. It has a strong bill with a noticeable hook on the end. Its talons are weak so impaling the prey also helps the bird to consume its prey. The head, neck, and bill are disproportionately larger in size for a songbird, the reason for the name, “loggerhead.”

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I’ve been typing and talking about the epic expansion of fisheries in North Dakota since the current wet cycle began in the early 1990s.

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It is the time of year for the Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. Avid birders in North Dakota bundle up for below zero wind chills, hike through deep snow and battle with frosty binocular views. They are trying to find that ever elusive bird to make this year’s Christmas Bird Count one to remember.

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It’s time to book a yurt in the Idaho backcountry to ensure that at least for one long weekend this winter — or more likely, several days during the week — you can look forward to having a great time with your friends cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or backcountry skiing.

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If you haven’t tried ice fishing in Idaho yet, you’re missing out on a winter activity that is not only fun and inexpensive, it’s a great way to catch lots of tasty fish. Not convinced? Here are 10 reasons why you should go ice fishing: