249 Northern Saw-whet Owl, injured and in rehab
Photo taken on 16 May 2009 and posted on Flickr on 26 May 2009.
This tiny Northern Saw-whet Owl with an injured or amputated wing looked so "sad" when I saw it at the Coaldale Bird of Prey Centre on 16th May. I've only ever seen one of these owls in the wild, a few years ago. They like forested areas, including many wooded parks and ravines in the city, but they are heard more than seen.
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