Thursday, April 05, 2007

What is that dead bird?!

Incubation continues and all appears normal. As I mentioned previously, Orville's main duty during this time is to provide food for Scout. And, we've been fortunate to see that he has! For the second time this week, there's been a dead bird left within view of the ledgecam. Some concerned watchers have wondered if the carcass was a falcon. Not to fear - both Scout and Orville are fine - what you're seeing is simply "leftovers!"

Today's menu item appears to be an American woodcock. Sometimes also called a "timberdoodle" this short-legged shorebird actually prefers wooded areas.