The dark coloration near the bill is blood, the owl was eating a Buffle Head (Duck)
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Today I found the remains of a Long-eared Owl that had been eaten by another Owl. Likely the winter resident Snowy Owl that predated the LEOW, but also Great Horned Owl is possible. While I have not seen Great Horned Owl in the area, the wooded area where the LEOW was killed seemed good for a GHOL ambush. Either way a sad thing to find, as Long-eared Owls are not a common find.