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Adios Winter!

Winter is winding down in Jackson Hole. Snow is melting off. The local ski hill closes soon. Trumpeter Swans will head north into the park.

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River

River is a female maturing Bald Eagle and resident of The Teton Raptor Center in Wilson Wy. The Center brings birds to the Visitors Center every Friday afternoon for public viewing.

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A Bald Eagles head will turn white when they turn 5. River is five this year. She is being treated for an infection, caused by drinking polluted water. She will not be returned to the wild.

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River

 I loved being close to these beautiful birds.

  • Although it swims like a duck, the American Coot does not have webbed feet like a duck. Instead, each one of the coot’s long toes has broad lobes of skin that help it kick through the water. The broad lobes fold back each time the bird lifts its foot, so it doesn’t impede walking on dry land, though it supports the bird’s weight on the mucky ground.
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American Coot