Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Eagle Creek Park-Northern Saw-whet Owl

This Northern Saw-whet Owl was spotted by Rob at Eagle Creek Park today.  There has been some white wash and pellets beneath a couple trees in the area, but this owl was not in one of those trees. which I have been checking recently.  The owl had a mouse in its talons; saw-whets commonly roost with a mouse in their talons.

Unfortunately, there were no clear views of the owl so none of our shots have a clean view but here are a couple . . .



-Eric

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is amazing! I have been looking for these guys in the park, and haven't had any luck. Great find!

-Brittany

Anonymous said...

Great picture! Where is the general area this little one was hiding out? I would love to see him before he/she is gone!

Rob Ripma said...

Thanks Brittany! Hope you got to go see this one!

Rob Ripma said...

The owl has been by the Skating Pond. It is in a cedar that is on the dike that separates the two ponds to the south of the main pond. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks Rob! :) - Jeff