Northern Saw-whet Owl 001
Saw-whet owls live a pretty secretive life in the Northland so very few people get to see them.
Northern Saw-whet Owl 002
This one is nesting not far from our home.
Northern Saw-whet Owl 003
They are very tiny. They stand only 6” tall and nest in abandoned flicker or pileated woodpecker holes.
Northern Saw-whet Owl 004
This flicker hole is only about 3 inches across so you can visualize just how small this owl is.
Northern Saw-whet Owl 005
The female does all the incubation and brooding.
Northern Saw-whet Owl 006
The male feeds her and the babies the entire time until the young fledge.