Title

Birds of Prey: Raptors and Habitat

Document Type

NCA Publications/Journals & Book Chapters

Publication Date

7-1-1981

Journal Title/Publication Source

Sierra

Volume

66

Page Numbers

44-47; 57

Abstract

Silence. In the heavy midday heat of the desert there is little movement except for occasional gusts of wind that stir up clouds of dust. A jack-rabbit bounds across a dirt road into a blanket of sagebrush that stretches to the horizon on all sides. The Owyhee Mountains are hazy in the distance, their puprple snow-capped peaks like a mirage. Circling high above the muddy Snake on some unseen current, an eagle moves slowly downward in sweeping spirals, a black silhouette of out-stretched, unmoving wings cutting through the desert sky like a knife.

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Birds of Prey: Raptors and Habitat

Silence. In the heavy midday heat of the desert there is little movement except for occasional gusts of wind that stir up clouds of dust. A jack-rabbit bounds across a dirt road into a blanket of sagebrush that stretches to the horizon on all sides. The Owyhee Mountains are hazy in the distance, their puprple snow-capped peaks like a mirage. Circling high above the muddy Snake on some unseen current, an eagle moves slowly downward in sweeping spirals, a black silhouette of out-stretched, unmoving wings cutting through the desert sky like a knife.