Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Ms are Caught in the Act, Part 1

April 4, 2009, 8:12:50 am

This post and the one following are the activities of the Ms, that I observered on the days of April 4th and 5th.

I believe this is the the Mom of the pair. I mentioned that I thought their technique was to feed one eyass a bite and the next bite went to the second eyass. It turns out that seems to be Dad's technique. (How many times have Red-tails made a liar out of me?) Mom on the other hand seems to feed one a meal and than the other.

Visible above is Pinkie. Why Pinkie? Possibly because that eyass is in the sun and therefore her pink skin shows through her fluff. Or because she is the younger her fluff hasn't filled in as much as the other, older, eyass. I rather doubt she is actually pink.

Pinkie is the one who was being fed as I set up my equipment.

From Robin of Illinois--

"Google trades lawnmowers for goats:

Google announced on its blog that it has traded in lawn mowers for grass-chewing goats at its Mountain View headquarters in California. A herder brings about 200 goats and they spend roughly a week with at Google, eating the grass and fertilizing at the sametime. The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie. It costs about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawnmowers.

The city of Los Angeles hired goats to gnaw down some of its brush. The goats don’t burn fossil fuels and, as Google says, don’t cost too much either. Google is renting the goats from a company called California Grazing. Apparently, every so often a herder will bring about 200 of them to the campus and they’ll roam around for a week eating the grass. Not only that, these goats will fertilize the land at the same time — yes, that way. "

Kate Hogan a co-worker of our favorite Squirrel rehabber, Carol Vinzant at People Pets has sent in a question--

"I’m trying to track down the origin of a baby owl webcam, and Carol thought you may be able to help. Are you familiar with the website Sportsmans Paradise at all? They have this up, and we’d love to cover it."

Does anyone know?

Check it out, it's great--

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