Weekly Wrap-up: August 30 - September 5, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Eastern kingbirds can be found across much of the U.S. and Canada in the summer. In the winter, they head to the forests of South America where search for fruit in flocks. pic.twitter.com/HNh4DNQJF2— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 2, 2019
Staff at Patoka River #WildlifeRefuge in #Indiana set up a game cam after seeing some tracks along the river. This shot caught a juvenile and adult bald eagle arguing over a fish. If you look closely you might spot a monarch butterfly cruising by! pic.twitter.com/s7YZHN30fs— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 4, 2019
Ruby-throated hummingbirds are beginning their trek to wintering grounds in Central America. Impressively, many get there by flying over the Gulf of Mexico! Photo courtesy of Gordon Garcia. pic.twitter.com/k9g7KflqCu— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 3, 2019
Spiny softshell turtles can be found in freshwater throughout much of the U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico. They have a varied diet and will sometimes bury themselves to ambush passing prey! Photo courtesy of Gordon Garcia. pic.twitter.com/o6qwheM1lm— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 1, 2019
American goldfinch eat a variety of seeds, including some straight from the plants! This one was spotted plucking cup plant seeds in Illinois. Photo courtesy of Gordon Garcia. pic.twitter.com/3e0d0tMzZh— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) August 30, 2019