It has been a real roller coaster of temperatures this winter – going from really cold to well above zero. The one thing visitors may notice is that Chickadees are starting to use their “Spring’s Coming” call and on some days it seems they may be right. One unusual bird to watch for that has been seen in the area is a Loggerhead Shrike. This attractive bird has a faintly barred, medium gray head and back, with a broad black mask over its eyes and up to its beak. It also has a hooked bill that hints at the fact that this bird will eat insect, rodents, snakes and small birds, often impaling its prey on thorns or barbed wire to mark territory and attract mates.