This Northern Saw-whet Owl that I located after some searching definitely stole the show!
|Northern Saw-whet Owl|
This is our smallest owl in Ontario, standing only about 7 inches tall. This cute little guy was sleeping, with half a dozen chickadees chirping at him angrily from nearby branches, which definitely helped in locating it. He only half opened his one eye to have a look at me.
Can you see the owl in the zoomed out shot below?
Seeing the Lark Sparrow in Toronto was also exciting, and harder to find than expected. This bird has been around now for quite some time, often offering excellent views. But on this day, it was hunkered down on the wrong side of the fence in some dense shrubbery.
|Not an award winning shot of a Lark Sparrow...|