11 March 2009
Since we're learning about birds, we might as well dissect owl pellets. At $3 a pellet, you wouldn't think owl puke would be so pricey! It was, however, worth it as we found skeletons from several different unfortunate mammal species. One point to note. Just because rodents are smaller than other mammals does NOT mean they have fewer bones...the bones are just tinier. Here is a link to the site containing cool videos of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Update! Click here for amazing webcam video of Barn Owls from Cornell's Lab of Ornithology. If it's a live webcam you thirst for...click here.