A graphic moment of a barred owl
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A graphic moment of a barred owl

Charline

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I must say I didn't expect to get to see a barred owl ripping a mouse apart....

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/barred-owl-eating-prey-charline-xia.html

He was taking a break this one, there is only a drop of blood on his beak. Is it a he or she?

https://charline.pixels.com/featured/barred-owl-on-conifer-tree-charline-xia.html
« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 01:13:52 pm by Charline »



Charline

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Thank you, Ally. I didn't even know what I got until I opened the image in my computer. Poor mouse....


Dinusaur

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Raw nature. I find Owls more considerate as they often swallow the whole thing. However, not so for smaller hawks/falcons.


Charline

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Dinu, yes, you are right. It really amazed me that the owl could stuff its beak with half of the mouse body.


Axeman

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Nice work! Where did you capture this? I had never heard a barred owl live until this winter....and now I've heard it a number of times but I have never seen one....same with the Eastern Screech....hear them all the time in summer....have never spotted one.