Ragged Warrior

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grizzled survivor

does just fine with half a wing

powered by the grace

-o.o-

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2 Responses to Ragged Warrior

  1. Retriever says:

    Could it still fly? I guess a bid tried to eat it? Or are they poisonous? Another great shot! Are you on the migration route? Or are they just random stragglers? I would love to see a whole flock of them.

  2. julie says:

    They’re distasteful to birds; it could be that one tried a bite and discovered it didn’t want the rest. But yes, this one was flying, seemingly without too much difficulty.

    Arizona is on the migration route, plus this was part of a special exhibition at the Phoenix Botanical Garden. They have a special mesh enclosure set up to house and feed a good number of them, so visitors have a chance to really see them up close.

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