Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saw-whet Owl Eating a Mouse

 Saw-whet Owl Eating a Mouse
One of the best photo opportunities that I had this winter came from a small saw-whet owl that over wintered at local nature center, Dodge Nature Center . The kids in one of the classes at the nature center first found the owl and it was still hanging around a month later when the birding community found out about it. Since the nature center is close to my house I stopped by frequently to check on the bird and snap a few pics. Each day I found it in the same tree. A couple of times it had mice.  I had to wait several hours for it to get hungry enough to wake up and eat, but it was worth it.


8 comments:

Lighthousegal said...

Great photo. He is a pretty little owl. Nice capture. I am glad you shared it with us!

Nancy Claeys said...

A superb shot. Thank you so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xo

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Another fantastic shot! Beautiful owl ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Crafty Gardener said...

Amazing photo. We are hoping to see some banding of the saw-whet owl early this fall.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

What a beauty. I'd not heard of this owl so thank you

Pat said...

Beautiful shot!

Gowri Saligram said...

Such beautiful cat-like eyes!

Pam said...

Lovely shot!