Date: 2/13/17 8:55 am
From: Janis Robinson <janisalana.robinson...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pygmy-Owl
As someone who puts out bird feeders on my property, I first was amazed
that you actually had mice ready to feed the owl!
Then I happened to see this article today.

http://www.thebirdingproject.com/blog/ethicsandowls

I'm just curious if the birding community feels feeding mice to owls on our
property is somehow different than putting up feeders?

Janis Robinson
Coal Creek Canyon


On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:55:20 PM UTC-7, Scott wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> For the past two evenings, I have been having a Northern Pygmy-Owl in my
> yard. Both evenings, I placed live mice in the ground and he-she came
> right in, caught the mice and flew off. This evening, he/she, came back
> after catching, flying off and cashing the first mouse, and asked for
> another, so I placed another on the ground that the owl took.
>
> Something interesting about the way Northern Pygmy-Owls hunt... they
> really do not want to be on the ground for any length of time with prey.
> So what they do, is try to perch as close to the ground as possible, so
> they can fly in very rapidly, grasp the small animal and continue to fly
> off with it, instead of remaining on the ground with the prey.
>
> Scott Rashid
> Estes Park
>
>
>
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