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Northern Saw-whet in Owl Woods

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Northern Saw-Whet (adult)

By: Pat Coate

Due to an early morning flight for a business trip on Monday, I stayed in Rochester Sunday night. I decided to head up early and spend the day visiting some of the Rochester-area birding sites including Owl Woods and the Braddock Bay Hawk Watch. I am extremely thankful to Jim Adams (http://ayearinoatka.blogspot.com/) for meeting me, providing such a wonderful tour of the area and for sharing his experience and knowledge (and scope).

We found this Northern Saw-whet Owl, nestled in an evergreen tree, resting up to finish its northern migration. These owls are quite small – only about 7-8 inches tall and weigh less than ½ pound .

Please note that the pictures were taken with a telephoto lens and we kept our observation time brief.

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Northern Saw-Whet

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Northern Saw-Whet without telephoto lens

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Northern Saw-Whet


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2 responses

  1. OMG I love these fluff balls!! Outstanding post my friend!!

    14 April 2011 at 10:37 am

  2. Wow- I’ve never seen one. Definitely on my wish list!

    14 April 2011 at 7:50 pm

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