Poop From The Front End Of The Bird

10,000 Birds

Many are familiar with dissecting owl pellets, but several birds will caste a pellet including hawks, eagles, gulls, herons and heck, I once witnessed a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher hack up a small one. I took home a few of the pellets and found that the owls were feasting on grey squirrels and cottontail rabbits. When you think of a bird eating raptor, you think of fast birds like Peregrine Falcons and Cooper’s Hawks. Birds evacuate waste in many ways.

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