Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Saw-whet Owl

The northern saw-whet owl has a round, light, white face with brown and cream streaks; they also have a dark beak and yellow eyes. They resemble the short-eared owl, because they also lack ear tufts, but are much smaller. The underparts are pale with dark shaded areas; the upper parts are brown or reddish with white spots. They are quite common, but hard to spot.
The northern saw-whet owl makes a repeated tooting whistle sound. Some say they sound like a saw being sharpened on a whetstone. They usually make these sounds to find a mate, so they can be heard more often April through June when they are looking for mates. Despite being more common in spring, they do vocalize year round.

Yay! another owlsome postcard for my collection!
Thanks to HelenGb from swap-bot for this card.
Sent: 31 August 2015   Received: 8 Sept 2015   Travelled: 8 days

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