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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

Anyone want to have a go at a mountain feather?

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I'm just getting pretty okay at IDing birds but feathers are not my thing. I did try the feather atlas at fws.gov, and muddled around a bit without feeling confident on my comparisons. I'm thinking Red Tailed Hawk, but just for the heck of it I thought I would run it by the experts here.

A little about the location: This is just a few score yards down the hill from the Sheep Mountain Fire Lookout in the Bighorns, just west of Buffalo, WY. It is at 9600 feet. The last half mile or so of the road is blocked by snow, so we walked the rest of the way in. In this location in the past I've seen golden eagles, mountain bluebirds, pine grosbeaks, rock wren, and Townsend's solitaire. About a mile from the summit down the road is a burn area I've seen dark eyed junco, golden eagles, and red tailed hawks. All of this is very sparse given the elevation it seems, I usually only find a handful of birds, one or two of each.




As a thank you, in advance, here is the view.....




And another inhabitant of the area.



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They look alot like Red-tailed Hawk feathers.

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