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You have to love the Mutt's Menagerie!
|There are still feathers missing on the back of her head.|
Here she is now.. yesterday, all bright eyed and pecking away at the grain cereal. At first I thought she was just starving, but her wing and tail were involved and were obviously injured. This leads me to believe that the cats I am continually chasing from my yard were in someway responsible for the injuries. I went looking for a study to read and found THIS Thesis by Amy Ann Shipley at Portland State University. Though it is focused on Spotted Towhees, the birds have almost identical lifestyles and behaviors.
Domestic cats, in the study above (and several others I've read) do the most killing of young birds, in both Urban and Suburban areas.
Anyway, she is better, and I hope it stays that way!