Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Roadkilled deer and other wildlife subsidize crows, ravens, vultures, and eagles. These birds seem to benefit, but when crow populations get out of balance with other wildlife, they take a higher number of eggs and nestlings from songbirds to feed their own nestlings. And one of the major causes of eagle mortality is auto collisions when they're approaching or flying off from a roadkill.
Posted by Laura Erickson at 12:08 PM
Monday, September 13, 2010
Cedar Waxwings and Tree Swallows loafing on Goose Pond Road. They don't know how dangerous it is, so we have to look out for them. I took this photo the afternoon of August 7, 2010, when I was also photographing the three dead birds in following posts. Even on small country roads going past a known bird sanctuary, people drive fast.
Posted by Laura Erickson at 4:53 PM