Do not know the area, could be less trees and there for maybe less raptors. Probably less owls, hard to say. Does not say that they planted switch grass, or anything just for pheasants. My guess is eventually predation will decimate the birds, either man or beast. In a lose comparison to our recovery efforts, perfect habitat is not a must, but should help if you can control predation, and other mortality. Thanks Lynn, for the information. If the hawks are few there, then that may shed some light on this picture. Sad thing is we do have that type of habitat here, but no pheasants. Looks to be very limited cover. Wonder if the birds roost in the few trees or on the ground. If no owls, this could be a big factor. Be nice to know what if any predators are in the city.
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