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Northern Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius acadicus


The Saw-whet Owl is the smallest owl in the eastern United States and Canada. It doesn't have ear tufts. Its plumage is brown with white spots on the head, back, and wings. Its underparts are white with brown spots. They also have a dark beak and yellow eyes. Wingspan is 1.5 to 2 feet, height is 7-8 inches, and weight is 4 oz.


Sharon Audubon - This owl was hit by a car and sustained a wing injury, which did not heal properly. She also had a broken toe that resulted in the loss of a talon. She now lives at Sharon Audubon, and her name is Herra.


Every year, the Sharon Audubon Center admits more than 300 birds, mammals, and reptiles to their wildlife rehabilitation program with the goal of providing care for injured or orphaned wildlife, and then releasing them back into the wild.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 years ago

Thanks Marta :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Cute poor one, thank god she is well protected now! Congratulations!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 years ago

Thanks everyone :)

CalebSteindel 6 years ago

Incredible shot! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

triggsturner 6 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD Christine. Sad story but a good outcome. Thanks for sharing this.

LisaPowers 6 years ago

You are most welcome. We appreciate a beautiful photo with complete information!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 years ago

Wow, thanks Lisa!

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Congratulations Christine Y., your adorable owl spotting is our featured PN Spot of the Day! Thank you for sharing!

InêsVeloso 6 years ago

so cute :)

Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

New Milford, Connecticut, United States

Spotted on May 19, 2016
Submitted on May 19, 2016

Spotted for Mission

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