Northern Saw-Whet Owl With an Itch
Roused from a nap this little fellow raised his leg and displayed his feathered foot and sharp talons. He chose the small hollowed out cavity of this tree for shelter during the day to sleep on a cold winter day. He is between 7 and 8" tall and about 2.5 oz. in weight making this the smallest owl species in North America.
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