prey

08/11
2017

So, about gulls..

First off, I’m going to ruin a childhood surety. Are you ready? Brace yourself.. There is no such thing as a seagull. The very word makes any seasoned birder shudder…. Read more »




07/14
2017

The Feline Intrusion: Cats vs. Wildlife

  I adore kitties. They’re sleek, beautiful, intelligent and still just about as completely wild as they were before humans ever made their acquaintance. Cats are built for agility and speed… Read more »




07/01
2015

June Prey – Black-tailed Jackrabbit

  It has been a good year for the Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) here in Utah. This has meant plentiful food for the jackrabbit’s main predator: the Golden Eagle (Aquila… Read more »




06/04
2015

May Prey – Uinta Ground Squirrel

  A close relative of the Piute ground squirrel, the Uinta ground squirrel (Urocitellus armatus) inhabits eastern Idaho, southern Montana, western Wyoming, and northern Utah. Hibernating up to 9 months out… Read more »




05/01
2015

April Prey – Loggerhead Shrike and Spider

  Despite their reputation for impaling reptiles on thorns and barbed-wire fences, in many parts of their range, the diet of the Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) consists mainly of insects…. Read more »




04/01
2015

March Prey – Northern Flicker and Ants

  The warm spring weather has awoken many ant colonies, great news for ant-lovers like the Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus). This female Flicker was foraging on the ground, greedily tonguing up loads… Read more »




02/01
2015

January Prey – Vole

  It was brought to my attention that we often focus so much on top predators that we forget about the little guys. The various prey species raptors and other… Read more »




08/11
2014

Fledgling Gyrfalcons

*** Wild Lens Scientific Director Neil Paprocki is currently in Nome, Alaska working on The Peregrine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project with Boise State University graduate student Bryce Robinson. You can… Read more »