Northern Saw-whet Owls in Southeastern Wisconsin February 11-17, 2024

During the winter months I bird locations all over southeastern Wisconsin with hopes to find a Northern Saw-whet Owl. I dig here and there and it has been a quiet winter until last week. I have come across 2 of them just recently. They are so tiny, cute and motionless in the trees when I found them, and are that way when I leave. One had a vole in it’s talons. They may be cute with their catlike face and quiet looking, but they are highly nocturnal with activity beginning at late dusk. I always tell anyone who asks how to find them, I tell them look in pine trees, even if it is just one out in the open. It has been cold weather with some light snow, temps this morning around 10 degrees

Northern Saw-whet Owl…

The Northern Saw-whet Owl with the vole…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

5 Responses to Northern Saw-whet Owls in Southeastern Wisconsin February 11-17, 2024

  1. Dennis Panicucci says:

    Beautiful Pictures Jim. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen one.

  2. Tami Anderson says:

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing and owling inspiration!

  3. Laura says:

    Very nice photos

  4. Anna Vitale says:

    Thank you for sharing the photos and helpful information! This is a target bird for me so it was doubly enjoyable to see your post! 🙂

  5. ANDREW J BURISH says:

    Very nice. Ill have to take a look in my windbreak!

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