Jim Jensen of Esko sent this update of the deceased skunk in his field:
Yes, the two turkey vultures that were chased away from the succulent deceased skunk by a northern harrier, aka marsh hawk, returned and chased the harrier away, Jim reports.
So why only one turkey vulture in this picture? Because it chased the other turkey vulture away.
Who knew skunk could be such a popular treat?
A footnote: I’ll be out of the office for a few days and probably won’t be able to update the blog. I’ll get caught up as soon as I’m back.
Your bird photos, stories and skunk recipes gleefully received at: firstname.lastname@example.org.