Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Owl Pellet Contents

I know you all were curious to see what was it I harfed up in the Owlapalooza post a few days ago.
My pal FC dried my pellet and picked through it to see what surprises it might hold.

After much picking, he found ...

... Beetle parts mostly ...

He could have just asked me.


eileeninmd said...

Love the owl, great photos.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a treat having an owl hang out at your house. It looked like he was waiting for you to toss a mouse on the barbee for dinner. I am surprised that they can subsist on insects. I think around here there are usually small rodents in their pellets. When you squeeked at the owl to get his attention my dogs ears perked up and she looked at the doorway wondering where that sound was coming from. Ha..

Dina said...

You are brave to pick through that pellet. Yuk! Interesting though, I would have just thought it would have been mouse bones.

He sure is cute!

LaDivaCucina said...

That owl is pretty trusting to let you come up so close. He's lookin' at you like, "Who IS this guy?!" I haven't seen a live owl in nature since I lived in Sydney, almost 10 years ago, so THANK YOU, FC!

robin andrea said...

I was surprised that you found beetle parts. It would have never occurred to me that an owl would eat a beetle. But I guess, why not? It was probably delicious. A mouse would be nice too.

Excellent video. Such a calm creature.

Thunder Dave said...

Blogger doesn't like me again! i tried to comment on the tadpole post and it dissappeared!

Thunder Dave said...

Hey, it likes me again!

I was asking you if the stress on the taddy's triggers a more rapid morphasis response in them.

Deb said...

That owl reminds me of the great gray owls we had in Minnesota one winter. They were totally indifferent to the presence of people; you could walk right up to one.

cinbad122 said...

OK...what is with the walking back into the house? Duh! Edit!

PS....we have a walker. :)

Suzanne said...

Your owl is absolutely adorable. I really enjoyed he video and hearing the sounds of the forest. A little bit of paradise -- thank you so much for sharing.

Floridacracker said...

Hey Eileen,
Owls turn out to be pretty mellow around here.

Your dogs must speak owl.

I think these pellet contents may be diminishing the owls reputation as a great hunter of beasts.

You are welcome! I could take daily owl pictures I think.
Don't worry, I won't.

I think they are not as particular as we all think. Mouse sounds infintely more tasty than beetle to me!

I bet it does within limits.

Sounds like they knew they were "great".

Duh! OMG Miss Literal. That was simply to show the close proximity of my wildlife here at PFHQ. Duh ... artistic license.
Gosh it feels good to be razzed by you. Miss our 6th period bull sessions.
Congratulations on Austin walking! Now you are in for it.

Thanks! I like the background sounds too. I think it may be why my blood pressure is always good.

Miz S said...

That owl has perfected his expression of appalled outrage at your presence.

And yeah, it's super cool how close the owl is to your house.

Jay Schwartz said...

Well so much for 'Owl Post'. I guess Harry Potter fans everywhere will be disappointed that all you found were parts of 'Beetlejuice'.