Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Northern Pygmy-Owl

We spotted this Nothern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma) in the lower Skokomish Valley of the Olympic Peninsula a few weeks ago.  It was sitting on a branch during the afternoon just about 10 feet off of the trail.  We stood and watched for a while before we could figure out it was an owl.  Mostly the size threw us off, it was only about 5 inches tall.  It has markings on the back of it's head which look like angry eyes, but are not visible in the picture.  This is a cropped picture, with no additional photo editing.  

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