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Northern Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius acadicus


Very small, short-bodied, Owl with a relatively short tail. Brown and white. Weighing in about 94-107 grams. Over-sized head, huge eyes, large wing span for such a small owl.


Currently migrating South - stop-over at Hillairdton Marsh


Captured during Owl banding project

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Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Wow! Stunning!

Morningdew 10 years ago

What a gorgeous creature! Thanks for capturing!

misako 10 years ago


jeffpuster 10 years ago

That's an intense stare. Very cool

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Awesome !

RiekoS 10 years ago

Beautiful eyes.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

Beautiful owl....

ChristyHolland 11 years ago

My favorite owl!! I'd love you to add this to the mission Raptors of North America:

Wendy Sherratt Hogan
Wendy Sherratt Hogan 11 years ago


Nature lover
Nature lover 11 years ago

So cute!!

Wendy Sherratt Hogan
Wendy Sherratt Hogan 11 years ago

Not a pet. But wanted to bring him home he was so cute. We were at an owl banding - there were five in the group we banded. Another 7 were being prepped for banding. This photo is after the banding when he was released.

pedroloco 11 years ago


Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 11 years ago

Wow is that like your pet owl!??!?!?!?!?

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 11 years ago

wow cute owl

Wendy Sherratt Hogan
Wendy Sherratt Hogan 11 years ago

Thanks, had an amazing experience during the banding of these tiny lil guys.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 11 years ago

Cute owl...:-)

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Wonderful pictures!

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 11 years ago

Great shots.

Temiskaming Shores, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Sep 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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