Birders from all over the county traveled to Fern Ridge Wildlife Area to see this Snowy Owl, which spent the winter in the Tern Island area. Photo: Jim Hardman
The Skinner Butte Bald Eagles have raised another chick! This is their eighth year nesting on the butte and the seventh year they’ve had chicks.
Tom McCartney came across this diminutive injured Merlin while he was fishing and birding in the Klamath Falls area in October. He writes, “I suspect it was a gunshot wound because it was dove hunting season. I captured the bird in a rubber fishing net and transported it to the ODFW office in the Klamath Wildlife Area, where they can facilitate its recovery or maybe provide a long life in an aviary. What fierce and elegant little assassins they are!”
Thanks to Cary Kerst for sharing photos of spring migrants!