Subject: [Tweeters] Seward Park owl pellet ID - Great Horned Owl? Date: Jul 28 08:58:03 2009 From: Christine Southwick - clsouth at u.washington.edu
Tweeters can be so educational! Thanks for the owl pellet pictures. Great learning tool!
Christine Southwick N Seattle/Shoreline clsouthwick at q.com
On Mon, 27 Jul 2009 squeakyfiddle at aol.com wrote:
> There have been a number of Great Horned Owl reports from the forest in Seward > Park over the last 3 months, a recent one from someone I trust. I've not been > lucky to see one myself, but today found a pellet that has piqued my curiosity. > > I've been analyzing Barred Owl pellets from the forest for a couple of years > and am very familiar with their general size/shape/etc. The pellet I found > today is at least twice the size of any Barred Owl pellet I've collected. I've > not broken it down yet so can't speak to the prey. > > There's a photo up on Flickr: > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/7266639 at N05/3763770631/ > > The two pellets at the top were collected from under a Barred Owl roost tree > earlier this spring. The one at the bottom is the one I found today. Its > location was more to the north of the area of the sightings, but I suspect a > Great Horned Owl would move about a fairly large area of the forest. > > As far as I know, Great Horned Owls haven't been seen regularly in the forest > for a number of years. > > Thoughts? > > Thanks, > Catherine Alexander > Lakewood neighborhood > South Seattle > _______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > Tweeters at u.washington.edu > http://mailman2.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters >