Sunday, August 30, 2015

Babies away !

Another momentous occasion today, the four surviving baby Northern Harriers were returned to their nest site and released. Barb Love of the LU Ranch south of Meeteetse took me to the exact spot and we were amazed to see an adult female harrier floating around. She was being harassed by a bunch of ravens but they went off before I opened the crates.

These babies were banded by Chuck Preston on Friday so we can keep track of them in case anything happens. They all flew off in almost the same direction but then dispersed. Barb and I were able to catch sight of a couple after they settled on the ground but the others were out of view.

Thanks to Barb these awesome baby raptors have been given another chance to live life as they should, wild and free.

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