Pain And Banding Withdrawl

My schedule has been nuts this December and I haven't had a chance to go to Friday banding at Carpenter Nature Center. This morning I had to miss it because I had a tv segment. I just came home and am going through email when I found the report of what they got this morning:

This photo was taken by Dennis Donath--a shrike, they got a northern shrike and I missed it! Stupid tv segment! It even has fresh blood around its bill from having killed something (that's one of the reasons shrikes aren't raptors--they don't kill with their feet, they kill with the bill).

Pain, withdrawl, gnashing of teeth, lots and lots of whining...