A Northern Hawk Owl eats a rodent it caught on the banks of Paradise Creek in Moscow, Idaho. The owl, which is native to Canada, has been in Moscow for about three weeks. Because the owl is rarely seen so far south, birders from the region have been traveling to Moscow to observe and photograph it. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Geoff Crimmins)
Food is plentiful and the living easy - at least it is these days for a Northern Hawk Owl spotted around Moscow since the beginning of December. These Canadian birds normally don't make their way to this region, so people with an interest in ornithology have been excited about its extended visit. The bird has had its photograph taken so often it might want “copyrights to its image,” joked Ron Force, president of the Palouse Audubon Society. It has been sighted repeatedly on the southern side of the city, near the Eastside Marketplace on South Blaine Street/Terri Harber, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.
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