Sunday, 18 January 2009
Pellets: Barn and Little Owls
This photo shows the pellets of two owl species found in the same barn in South Yorkshire, England in January 2009. The larger is Barn Owl Tyto alba, the smaller Little Owl Athene noctua. The Barn Owl's is typical, being a broad cylinder shape and blunt at both ends. Little Owl pellets are typically pointed at one or both ends. The pellets were found and placed side by side for comparison by Dean Stables.