Yesterday morning two Early Birders, Ardith and Naomi, discovered a Saw-whet owl in some lakeside foliage. The Birders' Grapevine began with Ardith's call to Lloyd who took a taxi and arrived soon afterwards. One of his great photos follows, along with his note. It should act as a warning to the more squeamish of you:
Thanks to Ardith's call this morning, I was able to take several photos of this Saw-whet Owl with a headless mouse in its talons. I hope it's not too gruesome for your readers.
See you soon.Lloyd
Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik
January 4, 2005