Small Saw-whet Swallows a Mouse

Northern saw-whet owl at banding, 26 Oct 2016 (photo by Donna Foyle)

7 January 2022

Northern saw-whet owls (Aegolius acadicus) are so small that they’re held in one hand at banding. Nonetheless they’re fierce predators of small rodents and frightening to songbirds.

The chickadees go nuts when a saw-whet swallows a mouse in this video by Laura @ABBestphotos from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

(photo by Donna Foyle, video tweet embedded from @ABBestphotos )

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