7 January 2022
Northern saw-whet owls (Aegolius acadicus) are so small that they’re held in one hand at banding. Nonetheless they’re fierce predators of small rodents and frightening to songbirds.
The chickadees go nuts when a saw-whet swallows a mouse in this video by Laura @ABBestphotos from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Timeline cleanser of some raw real #WildlifeWednesday footage from the great white frigid north, my yard, today, again. I have no words to express what an ultimate privilege it has been to be one of the very few members of the #SecretSawWhetSociety pic.twitter.com/NsM70HRyzr— Laura ? (@ABBestphotos) December 30, 2021
(photo by Donna Foyle, video tweet embedded from @ABBestphotos )