Burrowing owl flying off post to catch a mouse. I photographed him at First People's Buffalo Jump State Park near the north kiosk.
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I don't know if you could say he jumps off the post, or he just falls into the air, more like he falls! He's after a mouse he heard rustling in the grain field.
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Wings down, Eyes Focused!
He's heading out to catch another mouse so he can feed his family. It's quite a ruckus when he brings them a mouse. He's got several owlettes and they all want the prize.
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I happened to catch this photo just as the owl began to fly. It was published in Montana Outdoors, January photo issue, 2017
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Burrowing Owl Flying with Mouse
Here you can see a successful hunt. In one evening, this little guy can catch several mice, lots of grasshoppers, some crickets and maybe some other bugs.
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Flying Owl with Mouse
Another successful hunt! His young family will be so grateful!
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