We had the privilege of seeing a great grey owl in our backyard today. He flew one way and then another. I was only able to capture this picture of him through our window.
Looks like he’s looking right at me.
Since these owls don’t build their own nests, I wonder if he is using the nest of the falcon that was on our property before.
This owl mainly feeds on rodents. Yuck! When we bought our house, there were rodent traps already here. Our pest control company has come over twice and told us that the rodent food is being eaten. Well, now the owl can eat them also.
In Minnesota owls may not be shot, captured, transported, or owned without a permit. I don’t know who would want to do that to such a pretty creature.
In spite of all the bugs, I’m glad we live on a treed property where we have so much wildlife that visit us.