Saturday, 9 March 2013

Long -eared Owl Pellets

An extensive search of an upland plantation with eagle eyed MH produced an astonishing 75 Long eared Owl pellets,the whole area was scattered with single pellets with two areas where the owl must roost as the ground was covered with pellets and old decayed pellets.
 The first 3 analaysed produced evidence of 3 Field Vole and 1 Pygmy Shrew.And a very interesting micro caterpillar.

2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Nice one Andy, it will be interesting to see if they are mostly mammals or if there are some birds in there as well!

AndyC said...

found a couple of wish bones and 1 beak so far......