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Wing Patterns

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It isn’t just footprints we find in the snow around here. Using the camera feature of my phone, I captured the fascinating shadows of a fracas that likely reflects the dispatching of a field rodent by an airborne predator. An owl, maybe?

An eagle, possibly?

Could be from a hawk. They are not an uncommon sight in our skies.

This is the second such scene we’ve spotted recently, although the first one didn’t have as obvious of wing patterns.

Something of reasonable size left these marks, but with no other tracks around, it could only have come from the sky.

It appears the critters in our fields are failing to avoid detection, despite the abundant cover of snow.

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Written by johnwhays

December 23, 2019 at 7:00 am

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