Tuesday, 28 June 2016

#30dayswild Day 28 - Owl Pellets

I ordered some owl pellets from The Barn Owl Trust (although as you get 2 pellets to a pack I didn't need 1 pack a child - I think 1 between 2 would have been fine!). Each pack of pellets also comes with tweezers, magnifier, wooden probe, gloves, safety sheet and analysis leaflet.

We enjoyed pulling apart the fur to find the bones (luckily the pellets I bought have been treated so no clothes moth lava to be found in them!).  Thanks to the guide it was easy to identify the different bones and we could separate the lower jaw bones into vole, mouse and shrew.. and we could even start to work out types (although I found the mouse ones hard!)

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