Hinton, AB, Canada
I have a few feeders in a garden patch below my kitchen windows. Currently, I have 50-125 Common Redpolls as regular visitors. When they all flew off in a panic, I hurried to the window, expecting a prowling neighborhood cat. No cat visible. As my eyes turned upward I saw a small bird clutching a Redpoll in its talons. Never having seen a Pygmy Owl before, it took my brain a moment to process. Although my camera was near, it had a wide angle lens attached. The owl actually sat long enough for me to switch to my telephoto lens! I was happy with the results, considering I took it through a window! It was a true Lifer moment for me!