In Dusk We Trust - Some Owling in Co.Durham, North East England, Great Britain
Leucistic Little Owl image copyright Hilary Chambers, Durham.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Greedy Little things

Someones been stocking up the pantry....

Prey items cached in this box included adult Great Tit, adult Reed Bunting(headless) & a selection of 7 mice, vole & shrews.

So who is this savage killer with a stockpile of prey....?

A Little Owl of course !
Here the female in prone position, with tiny chick & egg - note another small mammal right in the corner beside the birds head.

Full view inside the box:-
They must have been stocking up while stuff has been on special offer.......
Greedy Little things.


Close by these Tawnies are very late this year - their first egg only just hatched too.
Prey items in the box included Wood Mouse & single fledglings of Blackbird & Song Thrush.

1 comment:

Rid said...

Amazing images Stevie, absolutely fasinating!!!