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These owls are one of North America’s smallest species.
They are primarily a tan brow colour, with white spotting. Juveniles are buff-coloured underneath.
They have distinct long legs, a round body, short stubby tails and stand in an upright position. Their heads are round with no ear tufts.
Taken at the Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada.
Canon EOS 50D
Focal length:300 mm
Exposure:1/60 at f/5.6