What a stroke of good luck…we ran across an owl during daylight!
A Great Gray Owl, that occasionally hunts in this same spot, according to a professional photographer who was taking it all in.
I was shocked to see how he hunted from this spot…just dove off the branch almost straight down…and got his prize!
Notice the strand of grass clutched by the mouse even in death…. The owl just flipped the mouse up, caught it in mid-air, and downed it in one gulp!
As he flew to another perch, my photo caught what looked like an antenna streaming down his back. Indeed, not only is this one banded on each leg, it carries a radio transmitter!
Finally, he just sat on the limb…and turned those big eyes on me….