|The pellet is about 6 cms. long and 2.5 cms. wide|
The bird makes movements which resemble coughing or choking as the pellet is brought up and dispelled.
This is because owls eat the whole prey including the skull and fur/feathers. When the bones (especially the mammal skulls) are extricated from a pellet they can be identified to species making owl pellets a rich source of information.