Tengmalm`s Owl (Aegolius funereus). 21.3.2007, Tornio.
Cold night, below zero, so the snow was hard enough to walk with snow-shoes easily. Checked some nestboxes in the forests.
This owl was nesting in an over 30 year old nestbox. Breeding of Tengmalm`s start very early - even though snow still about half meter. Didn`t have any eggs yet...