The Snowy Owl at Piermont, Rockland County, New York this winter is almost
completely dining on waterfowl. It has become well fed, it doesn't bother
to finish it's meals.
If you want you can see some photos of what a Snowy Owl can do to a Coot at:
>From: "William H. Barnard" <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owls 20 Years Ago
>Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:02:15 -0500
>The Birds of North America account clearly documents the Snowy Owl
>feeding on birds, citing birds from songbirds to medium sized geese are
>taken. I recall an account of a Snowy Owl killing and feeding on a
>Great Blue Heron. In one study, 80% of the diet was waterfowl with
>grebes being among the most heavily preyed upon species.
>I would say a pigeon would be an easy prey given this.
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