Boy, that's just what I've been wondering. For the last month,
my cat has easily been catching one or two voles a day as the
snow cover has gradually receded. The only thing I can think of
is that perhaps by the time the rodents had become more
accessible, the owls were already in such poor condition that
they couldn't catch them.
Mundi Smithers wrote:
> While we were away in Tobago our house/critter sitter .... also a
> birder..... found a dead Barred Owlbeside the road. She said it was
> painfully thin and she brought it home and buried it here on the farm.
> It seems strange to me as we have an abundance of owl fodder here and the
> snow cover here in the lowlands of the river valley has been slim to none
> over the last month and a half.