Working on some of my older shots you find some good ones from time to time shot this in North Vancouver B.C. Canada
Northern Pygmy Owl uses a broad spectrum of forest habitat and prefers sites with low to intermediate canopy coverage. The Northern Pygmy Owl is most common near the edges of meadows, lakes and other similar clearings. In the Rocky Mountains, the Northern Pygmy Owl is usually found in the vicinity of meadows or other sizeable openings in the forest. Human development and habitat alteration appears not to have affected this owl’s breeding activity or survival, and partial forest clearing may improve hunting opportunities for the species. In the central and northern Rocky Mountains, the pygmy owl may occur up to elevations of 3600 metres. During the winter months the pygmy owl may be forced to move to lower elevations, including prairie foothills, sometimes well away from forested areas.