Though named for one of their calls that sounds like a saw being sharpened with a stone, the Northern Saw-Whet Owl’s most notable call—made by the males in mating season—sounds just like the beeping of a large vehicle backing up. They have an impressive array of calls, from a songbird-like twitter to even a loon-like wail. They do not, however, hoo. They are the smallest owls found in Minnesota, sometimes even smaller than a robin. However, they are competent little birds of prey, feasting on mice and shrews and even songbirds. The main threat they have to watch out for is other raptors—particularly other owls.
Image is a print of an original color pencil drawing by Rachael Koppendrayer, printed on 100# cover.
Each card measures 5×7 inches, and is blank on the inside. Envelope is included.
602 Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Printed in USA