On winter days when birding is slow I spend a lot of hours for weeks looking for the Northern Saw-whet Owl. I found this beautiful owl doing just that. I had views for less than 2 minutes before it left the tree. I was looking down at my camera to check the exposure, heard a flutter and had just a glimpse of it flying off. I spent a few minutes quietly looking to an area it went to with no luck. Images were taken on January 12, 2019.
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Binomial name: Aegolius acadicus
Category: Typical Owls
Size: 8” long, 17” wing span
Weight: 2.8 oz
Cool facts: Smallest owl in North America with a cat like face that is highly nocturnal and seldom seen.