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These Bitterroot Birds Have Sushi on the Menu

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American White Pelicans at lunch. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

“We Don’t need no stinking barbeques!” That’s what these birds are showing us during a hot noontime lunch date at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

The visiting American White Pelicans (above) are sampling the delectable frogs legs and … all the rest of the frog, too.

Frog in the mouth. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)
Frog in the mouth. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

Of course, Osprey are known for their fondness of fresh fish. This is today’s “Catch of the Day.”

No silverware needed. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)
No silverware needed. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

But, you gotta have your “greens” for a well-balanced meal. And on a branch, every meal is well-balanced for this Kestrel.

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Just stopped in for bite. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

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