The other day I visited the owls to see what they were up to. The one bird was quite active, flying to nearby rocky outlook points and scanning the area before flying back to base. This is something I had not seen before. Normally one bird is on sentry duty on a suitable vantage point at the base. Later the owl picked up a prey item that it had previously caught and then flew off to one of these vantage points and continued to feed. Does anybody have an idea of what this animal was? I attempted some BIF images. They are not the best quality as it flew low to the ground and I struggled to track it successfully against the background. Here is what I managed.
Feeding on what is possibly a bat of some description
About to land on a suitable observation post
Heading back to base
Note all the blood around the beak after feeding