Monday, July 22, 2013
Spotted in a dead pine tree near the corner of Helena and Parisville Roads this weekend, this little raptor seemed intent on having his photo taken. The bird clutched the branch for dear life and kept watching me as I maneuvered to get a good angle with my camera.
Notice how long the talons are and notice that the feathers are fresh looking, not worn down, like a bird that has been around for a while. Some of the feathers are fluffy, like baby feathers. The dappled, speckled look would indicate that this is a young bird, too.
I hope that the little raptor finds plenty of mice and voles to eat, and that he/show grows up to be a fine big part of the food chain in Huron County.
Wanda Hayes Eichler