Snowflake #15 January 25, 2021February 9, 2021exit63 Obstacles. Just leap over them. Rate this:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
If they are always on the ground how do they stay safe an no other animal bothers them
Depends on the habitat. Near farmland, snowies often prefers telephone poles and barn rooftops.
Remember, they can fly. They can fly away from anything. They are strong with a huge wingspan and can launch into flight from a sitting position very quickly.
The main harassment/attacks (here anyway) come mostly from aerial predators (eagles/peregrine/harriers) They are actually more vulnerable to those attacks when they are perched precariously high.
So the ground has the advantage of wind protection, being close to prey, and having a little cover as they sit very still.