Prey


The Black Vulture is mostly found in flat low lands and nests in forests in the southeast of the United States.

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This big black scavenger is identified by a shot stubby tail and white patch toward the wing tip. It has a gray head. Mostly seen in the southeast of the United States. Avoids higher mountains, scarce in open plains. Usually seen soaring in the sky or perched on dead trees, posts, power poles, or on the ground. The Black Vulture has a wingspan less than 5 feet.

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Photo taken at the Wisconsin State Fair WE Energies Birds of Prey Show

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Owls are one of the oddest birds to photograph-their appearance photographed appears so smooth that the look is unreal. I have never seen a Barn Owl in its natural habitat, so I took the opportunity to see the WE Energies Birds of Prey show. Barn Owls can be found in woodlands, farms, barns, towns, belfries, and cliffs. It preys mostly on rodents.

Photo taken at the Wisconsin State fair WE Engeries Birds of Prey Show

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Bald Eagle

I have seen about 3 Bald Eagles in the natural environment, but have never been able to photograph one. My chances are slim. The Bald Eagle habitats around coasts, rivers, and lakes. I have seen them in trees near lakes while driving.