Tag: birds

Animal Corner — The Short-Eared Owl

[caption id="attachment_2086" align="alignleft" width="277"] Photo Credit: Tupulak[/caption] This week, we continue our Missouri Owls blogs! While we hear owls often enough, especially at night, chances are we do not know much about them. We know they hoot and...that's it! We may not even realize that there are several different owl species in Missouri alone. Please join us in venturing beyond the hooting and learning more about the different owl species,…

Animal Corner — The Bachman’s Sparrow

  [caption id="attachment_2061" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: nebirdsplus[/caption] Today we conclude our Endangered Animals Month with the Bachman's Sparrow! This little bird only reaches six inches in length. However, it does have a fairly large beak. Those found in Missouri are more reddish than the ones found in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas and Kentucky, which are darker and grayer. Food-wise, the Bachman's Sparrow feasts on the typical bird diet of insects…

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Animal Corner — Whooping Cranes

  [caption id="attachment_2054" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines)[/caption] We continue Endangered Animals Month with the Whooping Crane! Once again, these blogs are our small part to bring awareness to animals that desperately need all our help. It is our duty to look out for our animal friends, especially the endangered ones! As for the Whooping Crane, they are the tallest in North America. They grow to just under five…