The larder of a Red-backed Shrike

The Red-backed Shrike (Grauwe Klauwier[nl], Pie-grièche écorcheur[fr], Neuntöter[de]) is a bird that eats large insects and, like other shrikes, uses thorns and barbed wire to create a “larder.”

While camping in Vic-sur-Cère in the Cantal region of France in the early 1980s, we came across the Red-backed Shrike and its larder of which I took some photos that I just recovered. While browsing the Internet I came across quite a few photos of Red-backed Shrikes itself but not many of the larder.

Larder of a Red-backed Shrike

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