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.