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Shraiku winners!

i Dec 22nd No Comments by

The year is coming to a close, and with it our 2010 Bird of the Year events. One of these events was the Shraiku contest. Shraikus are poems in the form of haikus with themes that evoke the Loggerhead Shrike. There were 25 entries. After the difficult job of judging, three winning shraikus were chosen. Winners received Shraiku Award certificates and first place winners received gift certificates to Outdoor Bird Company. Here are the winning shraikus.

First place, by Ali Iyoob and Matt Daw
Death on a barbed wire
Head juices drip to the ground
Butcher strikes again.

Second place by Jeff Beane
SHRAICOLOR
Black, white, shades of gray:
The colors of deception.
Inside I am red.

Third place by Annie Runyon
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
Bold eyes in dark mask
One blade trembling in the grass
Grasshopper impaled