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Gophers or Voles?

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I was in a grassy field (SoCal, if it helps) and saw a bunch of these guys popping up. The pictures on Google are different from one another and have me confused now, lol. submitted by /u/Nikkinick9105 [link] [comments]

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Patch: An Urban Red-tailed Hawk (3 of 4)

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I’ve seen young Red-tailed Hawk s who just don’t have the hang of it, counting on luck of good fortune to present them with a careless gopher or a rare easy meal. On this occasion Patch had secured a gopher and was dining on a streetlight. Patch was focused and deliberate, consistent and inventive. She had remembered.

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Patch: An Urban Red-tailed Hawk (2 of 4)

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Here Patch sits on a bench watching a pocket gopher tidy up the front of its burrow. Here she is carrying a squirming gopher over the heads of park-goers who actually notice the spectacle. She understood the threat of large ravens, and yet would fly three feet off the ground through intersections. Another strange encounter.

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Do gophers farm roots? It's not as simple as viral articles claim.

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submitted by /u/Historical-Object374 [link] [comments].

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Leaping Foxes

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No “gophers” etc. I can’t think of many sights more entertaining than a red fox scouting a meadow in search of mice – or gophers, voles, gerbils – well, mice in a German sense. In German, if you are a rodent and you are smaller than – say – a human hand, you’re a mouse.

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Everyday Sunshine: Get Close

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An intimate moment at dusk between a Red-tailed Hawk and an expired gopher. Baby Red-shouldered Hawk puts on its game face after falling from the nest. Northern Harrier bristling rictally. Black-headed Grosbeak unkempt in the rain. Sharp-shinned Hawk slowly getting blood-red angry. It takes them 4-5 years to become furious. Wild Turkey.

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Everyday Sunshine: Great Blue Herons

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They know the rhythms of gophers. They share our world without too much complaint, adapting to our cities and towns when they can. They mimic our styles of dress and mock us through forced perspective. They are good watchers. They know the rhythms of traffic. Males can get into a dance battle if territories are threatened.