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Cyclone Rim: Important Bird Area

25 Jan
corn-fed birds

corn-fed birds (Horned Larks, according to our friend Brian Rutledge)

We feed corn to our sheep on the Red Desert from the time we put the bucks in, in mid-December, until at least the end of January, when the ewes have had two heat cycles to get bred. In late January (now) we assess the winter and either order more corn (if the snow is deep) or not (if the desert is open and the natural feed looks good). Even though we are buried in snow in the mountains, conditions on the desert are good, with just enough snow and lots of available grass.  We find that we are also supporting the bird population, who are very happy to help out with the consumption of the corn!

Pepe and Pat at Cyclone Riim

Pepe and Pat at Cyclone Rim

Guard Dog puppies waiting for a job

Guard Dog puppies waiting for a job

a feast

a feast

 

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2016 in Animals, Dogs, Folks, Nature and Wildlife

 

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