Snowy Owl - Catch but no release.
Photo and caption by Vince Maidens
This was the last Snowy of the 2011-2012 spring season. We setup a blind in the field it was hunting in, and it was picking off mice and voles that were struggling to gather corn in the freshly thawed field. The problem the prey had was trying to navigate the water in the field furrows. This gave the Owl a prime opportunity pick them out of the water freshly washed. This is the first time I've ever seen a Snowy Owl pull prey from water.
Location: Creemore, Ontario Canada