Garth Harwood found this road-killed Northern Saw-whet Owl, and brought it to our sea-watch so others could learn more about the plumage. Poor little thing. Not much habitat for Saw-whets at the fire-station; that was unusual, too.
With a Fox Sparrow
With a Golden-crowned Sparrow
Small, gray/black back, black stripe from rump to end of black tipped bushy tail. Reddish along flanks, chest, and front legs. Looked very healthy.
Walked onto my front patio. Seemed unconcerned that I was standing in the doorway 6 ft. away. Looked around for about 5 minutes then went out thru the fence & down the driveway.