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Northern saw-whet owl

Aegolius acadicus


One of the smallest owls in North America. This one was not being very cooperative for taking pictures. Hiding in a dense cedar tree and still sleeping. They hunt for prey at night using their excellent hearing and vision.


Spotted at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

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Brian38 2 years ago

Thanks Christine.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Cute! These are my favorite owls. Great find!

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 6, 2018
Submitted on Jan 7, 2018

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