A crow’s meal

We watched the crow land in the tree. Jim noticed the crows first and saw that one had dropped something. We had to investigate!

It was a field rat! I’m showing you the less gory side. It’s guts had spilled out. I don’t know if the crow killed it or if it had scavenged it.

And having watched the Elm Fork Master Naturalist presentation by Heidi Kryger Bailey, TPWD Regulatory Wildlife Biologist yesterday, I took a photo of its hind foot too. On the way back pass the rat on our morning walk, the crow had not come back for its prize. I don’t know if EFMN posted the presentation or not. But here is another “Wild Neighbors Speaker Series – Animal Tracks and Signs: The Language of Nature“. I have not watch this one yet, but plan too soon. This is the guy that wrote the app iTracks Wildlife.

The annual Indian Paintbrushes (Castilleja indivisa) are starting to bloom!

Close up of the beautiful red bracts. The actual flower is tiny.

Keep looking!



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