For birds of prey, this may be the closest equivalent to a cat’s hairball. The pellet is a necessary means to get rid of indigested material.
The red-shouldered hawk is perhaps California’s noisiest raptor. There’s a reason for it.
Listen for the winter song of the golden-crowned sparrow, which arrives following a spectacular migration every fall.
For many birds, autumn is a flurry of eating and movement to find stuff to eat, before winter sets in. The same is true for raptors and their prey. In north temperate zones, many small birds fly south, and ground … Read more