Another Nasty Encounter Between An Owl And A Barbed Wire Fence

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Many readers will remember the Barn Owl I had to cut out of barbed wire last summer in Montana. At the time I only had a small, cheap and dull pair of wire cutters with me and the effort required to cut the thick double-stranded wire strained tendons in my arm that took several weeks to heal. So I invested in two new heavy-duty pairs of wire cutters to carry in my pickup in case I ever came across a similar situation again. It’s a darn good thing I did. […]

Bathing Meadowlark – It Pays To Learn To Anticipate Behavior

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Predicting the behavior of this Western Meadowlark allowed me to get a boat-load of very interesting action shots. […]