Science of spring: Meet the loneliest bird in Eastern Ontario
Ottawa Citizen

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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, April 28, 2017

The loneliest bird in Eastern Ontario is still looking for a mate, weeks after advertising that it is single and available. But its search for love doesn’t look hopeful.

The loggerhead shrike is one of a disappearing breed in Ontario; there is a small number in a little protected pocket near Napanee, and otherwise there only appears to be this one shrike in our part of the province.

And the gradual disappearance of this species is a study in the rise and fall of a wild animal that welcomed human presence at first, but can’t keep up with modern changes.