15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Northern Pygmy Owl...so cute, but a ferocious hunter!
If you have never heard of a Northern Pygmy Owl, let me give you a little info. These little birds full grown are 6 – 7 inches (16 – 18 cm)…about the same size as a house sparrow! They hunt during the day by sitting quietly and surprising their prey. I watched and photographed as it moved from tree to tree, scoping out the meadow for lunch!
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||June 9, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
||Canon EOS 50D