Weekly Wrap-up: September 20 - 26, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
When you make eye contact with a snack.— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 24, 2019
Red-tailed hawks are opportunistic feeders, eating a variety of rodents, birds, reptiles and even roadkill.
Photo courtesy of Gordon Garcia. pic.twitter.com/RzpVWUg5hg
Have you spotted any dark-eyed juncos lately? Birds that spend summers in Canada migrate south with some traveling all the way to northern Mexico. These birds can be spotted across much of the U.S. in the winter. pic.twitter.com/01Ze7k9uiQ— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 22, 2019
During fall migration, sandhill cranes are often seen probing the mud of shallow marshes and spent agricultural fields for food. While these opportunistic foragers eat a variety of plants and insects, they also eat cultivated grains. https://t.co/GyqvCq2Ylc pic.twitter.com/rhEkl57mCS— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 25, 2019
Young trumpeter swans are learning to fly! Only needing open water and a source of food, these birds typically don’t have to travel far to find winter habitat. In the midwest, large rivers become a hotspot. https://t.co/ny7HDrLFR0 pic.twitter.com/xqqxeC9eU3— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 20, 2019