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Archive for the ‘feeding’ Category

Fall Migration Has Begun

By | birds, feeding, Migration

>  Greater Yellowlegs feeding on the shore of Lake Windermere, July 29th , 2011    Photo by Larry Halverson Greater Yellowlegs are one of the early migrants  passing through the Columbia Valley. Leaving their subarctic breeding grounds they’ll feed on small aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, small fish, frogs, in wetlands as they move to their [&hellip

>River Otters

By Blueheron | Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area, feeding, Nothern Pikeminnow, River Otters

> River Otters in the Wilmer Marsh, Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area. Video by Pat Morrow Like most predators River Otters prey upon the species that are the most readily accessible. Fish are their favoured food and studies have shown that slow swimming fish like the Northern Pikeminnow (Squawfish) in Pat’s video are preyed upon more often than [&hellip

>River Otters

By | Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area, feeding, Nothern Pikeminnow, River Otters

> River Otters in the Wilmer Marsh, Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area. Video by Pat Morrow Like most predators River Otters prey upon the species that are the most readily accessible. Fish are their favoured food and studies have shown that slow swimming fish like the Northern Pikeminnow (Squawfish) in Pat’s video are preyed upon more often than [&hellip

>Wintering Bald Eagles

By | Bald Eagles, carcass, diet, feeding

> Bald Eagles feeding on a deer carcass. The deer may have broken through ice when crossing the river. Bald Eagles feed mainly on fish, either self-caught or taken from Osperys. But when fish are scarce they prey on smaller mammals like hares, muskrats and beavers. They will also take waterfowl and can be seen [&hellip

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