Bitterroot Birds – Owl in Wheatfield
"Owl in Wheatfield" sounds more dramatic than owl on wheel-line sprinkler. It's probably not even a wheatfield.
This Great Horned Owl was concentrating on a patch of land Thursday, November 10, when Mike Daniels happened by.
The owl was not concerned that a human was fairly close by. Somewhere in that stubble field was a mouse or some other tasty morsel. Concentration was called for.
The valley always has owls around, and now rough-legged hawks are arriving for the winter, joining the resident redtail hawks. You can usually see them flying around midday.
With those birds in the valley, field mice are very nervous.