I think I see Runnings in my future... I am not going to try and work in this stuff, I know I would slip and twist my back and really be in deep do-do.
I hade a kestrel land in the tree next to the coop while I was feeding the turkeys last night. I had chickens out, they scattered. Then the kestrel flew to another tree. I yelled at it and it flew to a coop right next to shed with my chick pens! I had left the door open as I was only going to out for a minute.. Scared the poop out of me. I ran back to the shed pronto..
It did not go in the shed. I will admit I was weighing how much of the 25,000 dollar fines the judge would access me if the Kestrel had died of lead poisoning... I feel so at the mercy of all these raptors! BTW the dogs were outside with me and that did not dissuade it either.
We've had a lot of raptors lately, too. Driving close by our place, even saw what looked like two golden eagles working at a carcass. Do we get golden eagles in MN? We see bald eagles a lot, maybe these were juveniles? They were huge!
Awesome! How many left to calf?