image: © Michael Smith; eBird S28603938; Macaulay Library ML 65094161

The two amateur ornithologists were in disagreement: was it a “butcher bird” or a shrike – you could say they were at “loggerheads.”

The loggerhead shrike is also known as the “butcherbird” for being carnivorous and its habit of impaling prey (reptiles, amphibians, rodents, and small birds) on thorns or barbed wire fences.

a bit of witticism for mlmm Sunday writing prompt: two minds at loggerheads