Rew832's picture

From what owl?

Observed: 7th March 2013 By: Rew832
From What Owl?
Description:

A large owl pellet with large bones from I assume a large prey. Found on edge of heathland and birch woodland. 50pence to give scale. Is it possible to tell from what owl?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red Fow (Vulpes vulpes) interacts

Comments

nightfly's picture

Hi Rew832,Are you sure this

Hi Rew832,

Are you sure this is an owl pellet? It is quite like an old washed out fox dung. There might be a bit too much there to be a raptor pellet?

Cathal.

Mydaea's picture

Looks more like a scat than a

Looks more like a scat than a pellet.

Milvus's picture

Scat or pellet?

I also think that this is most lkely to be a weathered dropping rather than an owl pellet. Shape looks more like a dropping, whilst the structure and 'consistency' of the matrix material in the 'pellet' (as far as that can be determined from a photograph) seems to indicate the same.