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Food Fight

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In a post last week I noted that red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) were mantling over some carrion in one of our pastures (Modoc County CA). Since temperatures the last month have been below freezing and there is a hard crust … Continue reading

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Birds of prey will often spread their wings, fan their tails and hunch or arch their shoulders over a recent kill, particularly while feeding on the ground, particularly in open areas where there is less natural cover for concealment. This … Continue reading

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