I took this picture of a Shrike through the screen door. The effect of taking it thru the screen makes it look like a painting.
About the bird: The shrike is a bird of prey. It is about the size of a robin. It catches mice, small birds, etc. When they catch their prey they in-pale it on a thorn, or on the barb of barb wire. Pretty gruesome but fascinating. I watched as it hovered like a humming bird while it looked for prey.