Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SD raptors

Just got back from a trip out to SD. Lots of raptors; a few here are a Short-eared owl, snowy owl, prairie falcon and golden eagle. Snowies are being seen in large numbers this year; in most cases it signals that their main food source - lemmings - are at a low point in their cycle, and young birds are coming south looking for food. Oddly, though, some that have come into Raptor Center clinic are adults, not young, and not starving.

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