“Like a bird on a wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free…”
This is a female Kestrel feeding on one of the small, long-tailed rodents that seemed to be the catch-of-the-day around Tule Lake. That’s in California.
This fine fellow was along the Klamath Falls-Malin Road at the east end of Township Road. That’s in Oregon.
Young Bald Eagle picnicing on the snow. Harrier studies the terrain. Does the terrioraffect rodent flavor. Do those in sagebrush country come pre-spiced?
The Rough-legged Hawks were often on the ground. If not they were close to it. Used to the treeless terrain of the Arctic tundras they eschew trees and such things in most cases. Earlier I did post picture of one in a shrubby willow, not a usual sight.