Thursday, July 14, 2011

Western Screech Owl juvenile eating the prey it just hunted

This is the continuation of the video I took of one of the Western Screech Owl juveniles hunting. It flew into this tree then showed it had been successful in it's hunting as it gobbles down something it had just hunted. This species, and especially young juveniles like this bird, often hunt insects but this looks like quite a beak-ful so maybe a baby mouse? After eating it wiggles it's body around as though in celebration of it's successful hunt. Then it wipes it's beak off on the tree branch. SeEtta