Bone Crunching Good & Birds and Beers

Warning, this might be a tad gross for some.


Hey, we've scheduled another Birds and Beers at Merlin's Rest on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 6pm. Last time we had bird banders, new birders, experienced birders and even a few non birders. If you like a nice Irish pub and some talk about birds, meet up with us at Merlin's Rest.

Today, it was time to feed Juneau the peregrine falcon. She's the one I had on with me on KARE 11 last week:

"Food? Who has the food?! Where's the food?!"

Here's a video of Juneau in all her flesh rending glory (she's eating raw chicken, so press play with caution, you may not want to be eating yourself).

My favorite part of feeding a falcon is that its crop starts to fill up, they make a weird grunting/squirting type sound. Here's a five second video where you can really hear it:

What the heck is that all about?

And for those who can't see video:

Here's a photo of her tearing into that big hunk of meat.

As she finishes up, she doesn't care for the larger bones, so she rips what meat she can and then lets the bone fall to the floor.

And Julie was worried that her owl post was a little too gross...