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|Asio flammeus. Aberlady Bay Natur Reserve just east of Edinburgh.|
Two birds flying over marshland and hunting.This one just caught one and landed on this pole just a few meters from me as if it wanted to present her prize.
Wikipedia: Hunting occurs mostly at night, but this owl is diurnal and crepuscular as well as nocturnal. It tends to fly only feet above the ground in open fields and grasslands until swooping down upon its prey feet-first (Alsop 2001). Several owls may hunt over the same open area (Kaufman 2000). Its food consists mainly of rodents, especially voles, but it will eat other small mammals and some large insects (Ehrlich 1988).
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