A Northern Pygmy Owl was seen in Gualala.

Jayne Zeldin, the owner of ARFF Feed and Pet Supplies, heard this little owl hit a window. As it recovered outside her store, Jayne photographed it.

Northern Pgymy Owl by Jayne ZeldinJayne said is rested there for a while, and then flew off, so we hope it was uninjured. Northern Pygmy Owls are often seen in the daytime, as they hunt small birds. Rick and I had one perch near our birdfeeder one day. Here it is looking my way.

Pygmy Owl by Jeanne Jackson

And then it turned its head, showing the false eye spots in the back.

False Eye spots of Pygmy Owl by Jeanne Jackson

To hear the "toot" of a Pygmy Owl, here is the link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Pygmy-Owl/sounds

Thanks to Jayne for allowing me to share her photo with you here.

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