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Old Sunday 7th November 2010, 09:26   #1
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Unfortunately, it's not a Boreal Owl (eastern Ontario).

Someone had a photo of a Boreal Owl dated late October 2010. Went for a visit very recently. Didn't have the binoculars with me. Saw an owl perched rather high up. It was sleeping and its head was tucked down. Could only get a profile view.

Some other guy got us going by saying he thought it was a Boreal Owl due to its size (relative to its distance from us). However, upon closer inspection of the photo once I got home....I can see the stripes of a Saw-whet and not the dots of a Boreal. I'm not seeing things right?


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Old Sunday 7th November 2010, 11:21   #2
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I agree with Saw-whet. Also, the bird seems to small for Boreal and just right for Saw-whet.
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Old Sunday 7th November 2010, 12:47   #3
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Yes, looks like a Saw-whet.
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