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Butcher Bird at work?

Post by MisterT » 11 Aug 2015, 20:45

While checking on one of my last two Swallow nests that I am monitoring, I came across three beetles that had been impaled on barbed wire. I know of only one creature that does this, the Butcher Bird. Butcher Bird is a colloquial name for a shrike, a bird that amasses a stash or larder by impaling its food on thorns or spikes.

Any other suggestions on how they got there would be welcomed.

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