Friday, November 4, 2011

Some interesting things

2011 in the can - 142 birds total. Not a great take, but couldn't ask for better team to work with or better experience. In going through memories of the season, will try to pull some more pics to post. This one has a few anamolies - things that we noticed on birds that came in. First up - a sharp-shinned hawk with an iris that makes my eyes water every time I look at it.

The Red-tailed hawk had one foot with not only a pronounced "bump" on one side, but also a talong that was shorter and turned to the side. The feet worked well, grasping, etc., so the bird must have figured out ways to compensate.

Last one is the Coops that was in previous post - but had lots of pure white feathers on the head.

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