[Tweeters] Barred owl eating a frog morsel

Rob Sandelin nwnature1 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 10:24:40 PST 2013


Yesterday morning while preparing my breakfast I noticed a large grayish
lump at the edge of my little garden pond. It turned out to be a Barred owl
picking at something in its talons. It turned out to be eating a red-legged
frog. I was able to examine the carcass and I was surprised that it only ate
the stomach part of the frog and left behind the legs which I thought would
be the best part. Seemed like a lot of effort for not much food value but
maybe frogs have a vitamin like vitamin F or something.



Rob Sandelin

Naturalist, Writer, Teacher

Snohomish County



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