Backyard Almanac - "It takes a lot of practice to be a top predator"

Oct 6, 2017

Arctic peregrine falcon at Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center recently
Credit ©Tara Smith, Wildwoods. Used with permission.

A couple of sick, skinny peregrine falcons have been brought into Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation recently ... one didn't live to be transported to The Raptor Center but the one pictured at left did.

Hawk Ridge Education Director Clint Nienhaus says mortality is high for young raptors - it's not easy growing into an adult bird of prey.

The weekend forecast with switching winds and sunshine should make for some good raptor watching at the Ridge this weekend, also.