At the photo workshop that I attended near Vero Beach, Florida, we did a lot of our work at Blue Cypress Lake. But we also took photos at Overstreet Road, a local birding spot. One of the birds we saw was this Loggerhead Shrike. Shrikes are classified as songbirds but they look and act more like miniature birds of prey. Note the hooked tip on the bill. They typically sit on an exposed perch (as in this photo) when they are hunting. Shrikes eat a lot of large insects, some small birds, and some rodents.