Northern Saw-whet Owl

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Dale Matthies took this beautiful photo of a Saw-whet Owl sitting in a spruce tree in his backyard in Goderich, Ontario, Canada on the eastern shore of Lake Huron. These cute little owls can be quite bold on a day roost and allow very close approach. In this case, the owl was only about 5 feet off the ground. What a great visitor to find in your backyard on Thanksgiving morning (October 2009).

Nancy Crawford wrote "I was talking to it and he/she was winking at me with one eye. He/she was just so sweet!"

I guess that about sums it up... as long as you are not a small mammal.

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