This 655-acre native prairie was purchased from Vaughn Lumpee in 1987. Mr. Lumpee ran a cattle operation on this area and he had a great fondness for the cowboy lifestyle.
Loggerhead shrike adult upperparts are bluish gray with black wings and tail and a broad black eye-line mask. The bases of the primaries are white and may be visible in flight, though the wings often move too rapidly for you to see distinct patterns. Underparts are pale gray with fine, indistinct gray barring. The bill is short and slightly hooked, and the rump is blue gray like the back. The song is a varied mixture of whistles, warbles, and harsh squeaks. The call is “schack-schack.”