Saw Whet on the Moss

The Northern Saw-whet Owl is a miniature owl native to North America.

 

Adults are 18 cm long with a 43 cm wingspan (about the size of a pop can). The Northern Saw-Whet Owl has a round, light, grey face with brown streaks; they also have a dark beak and yellow eyes. The underparts are pale with dark streaks; the upper parts are brown with white spots.

 

 

**UPDATE** This photo has been published in the October issue of 'Digital Photo' UK edition. Thanks to all of you who have made this photo so popular!

 

Copyright © 2009, Jason Idzerda

  • Krasi Stoikova 2y

    The cutest owl ever !!! Love it.... no ADORE it! ^^
  • Phil's Pixels 2y

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  • Harrison Hewitt 2y

    Incredible shot, such a cute little owl!
  • Janne 2y

    Amazing shot!
  • Anne Meyer Fotografie 2y

    this is so cute! fantastic!
  • Diane Rice 2y

    Stunning!
  • ALisa Rauner Photography 2y

    I could look at this all day
  • Márcia C 2y

    Fantastic!
  • Chris Hayward 2y

    Outstanding detail sharpness and clarity spot on
  • Katharina K. 2y

    Is it possible to use this photo for a tattoo?
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  • Simone Noll 1y

    Zerbrechlich
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    As Admin for this group, I attach this Invitation

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  • ejectthetape 1y

    fantastic shot
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  • pinguin1961 2mo

    Really fantastic and beautiful! - Wirklich fantastisch und schön!

    :-)

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  • Andy & Helen Holt 1mo

    Gorgeous! H :)
  • Bengt Holm 1mo

    I have comment this before, but I must do it again. This photo is totaly fantastic and worth all respect! Very nice work and congratulations to such a master shot. / Bengt in Sweden.
  • Dirk van Dellen 1mo

    Perfekt
  • Golam Siddiqui 4h

    It is just wonderful. I am very happy to include your beautiful work in the Gallery "Just Wonderful". Please visit www.flickr.com/photos/gmsiddiqui/galleries/72157649373415... the Gallery and leave your feedback/comment, if any. Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture, and best wishes.
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Taken on October 4, 2009
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