Hi Jane and all. Under the Vermont fish and wildlife website there is a
list of raptor rehabilitators. Myself among them are ready to help any owl
in need. Please seek advice first from a Rehabber safest way to capture a
raptor. I believe their talons exert 600 pounds of pressure per inch.
Helena Nicolay. North stream wildlife rescue. Monkton. Ps. Whoever snap
traps mice invading homes, one can always place mice on low tree branches
for owls and ravens and crows.
On Sun, Jan 20, 2019, 4:05 PM Jane Stein <[log in to unmask] wrote:
> This kind of snowfall is particularly hard on Barred Owls because they
> can't dive deep enough to catch a mouse underneath even if they can hear it
> clearly through a foot-plus of snow. It will get worse, too, as this snow
> packs down on itself and gets really impenetrable. I remember one very
> snowy winter that went on and on and on some years ago when there were
> barred owls everywhere sitting out on fenceposts and lower tree branches
> during the daylight hours, until they were so weak from hunger, they
> couldn't manage a pounce anyway, and they were falling off dead. Horrible
> to see, but what can you do?
> On Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:36:36 -0500, Eugenia Cooke <[log in to unmask]>
> > Large and beautiful barred owl surveying my yard an hour ago. Very rare
> > here! No Flickr account. I never see people sending pics on vtbird, just
> > links, so won't unless advised it's okay to do so.