Rich Hartman captured a six-picture sequence of two bucks sparring. “I own some deer hunting timber a couple of miles south of Franklin,” he said. “In all the years of using trail cameras, I have never captured anything like these pictures.”
Thu, December 05 at 09:44 AM
Tom Ala e-mailed Tuesday with this picture of Cooper’s hawks having a meal after a successful pigeon hunt.
“There’s a hawk busy eating a pigeon right outside my office window by Memorial Medical Center,” he wrote. “He’s been here for a couple hours already.”
Also on Tuesday, Ben Romang captured this bald eagle near Rochester.
“I was driving in Rochester this morning when I saw something white fly through the trees,” Romang wrote. “I went home to grab my camera and returned to find this bald eagle perched on a branch. This was one of the few photos I could get, as it did not want me near it.”
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Birds of Illinois
Barred owls are common and very vocal. They also can be found living in town, especially in the vicinity of city parks. Photos by Chris Young
Birds of Illinois: barred owl
Common name: Barred owl
Scientific name: Strix varia
Habitat: Barred owls can be found in lowland areas and also in forested city parks.
Food: Barred owls are not as strong as great-horned owls. They only weigh about a pound or so, and they eat small mice, crayfish, frogs and other small prey.
Call: “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?”
Thu, February 07 at 04:14 PM