A Wise Breakfast Guest at Adirondack Lifestyle

Adirondack Lifestyle Resident Northern Saw-whet Owl

Adirondack Lifestyle Resident Sage, Mr. Northern Saw-whet Owl

The Northern Saw-whet Owl whose whistle-like tooting we hear at night finally made an appearance.  Ed snapped today’s featured photo of Mr. Owl wisely waiting patiently for breakfast on the back porch this morning.

Found in woodlands throughout North America, the Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus, is one of the smallest owls in its range. True feather-weights, they can weigh as little as 2.3 ounces.  They are impressive in flight however;  the owl’s average wingspan of 17 inches is double its average height of 8 inches.

Fortunately, they are extremely self sufficient guests and know they are welcome to help themselves to as many deer mice and red squirrels as they can eat.


  1. Tiffany

    WOW!! Amazing pic!! Owls fascinate me. I love that his head is turned around.

  2. teleskiqueen

    I love owls too.
    We also have a pic of his back. When he heard Ed at the door, he swiveled his head around and looked right at him!


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