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Saw-Whet Owl Mini Journal

$6.50

Our spiral bound mini journals measure 3.5″ wide x 5″ tall. The paper and cover is environmentally safe 100% post-consumer recycled, with lines on one side of each page. There’s a story inside the cover that relates to the artwork on the front.

Made in the USA

Description

Saw-Whet Owl

The Saw-Whet Owl is widely distributed throughout the northern parts of our continent.  It resides in coniferous woodlands and is the smallest of the eastern owls, being only slightly larger than a sparrow.  This well camouflaged, brown and buff bird is seldom seen as it spends the daylight hours roosting in dense foliage.  If discovered it is easily approached and may act quite tame.  Saw-Whet Owls nest in tree hollows or old nest holes of flickers or hairy woodpeckers.

Almost entirely nocturnal, this diminutive owl is surprisingly fierce for its size.  The soft, fringed feathers of this and other owls are unique in structure and allow silent flight—an adaptation which aids the capture of unsuspecting prey.  These birds dine chiefly on mice and insects, and eat half their body weight each night.  Like other owls, Saw-Whets usually swallow their prey whole or in large chunks, subsequently regurgitating a feltlike “pellet” of bones and other hard parts of prey, usually wrapped in fur.

 

artwork and text by Steve Sierigk © 1998

Additional information

Weight 0.22 lbs
Dimensions 5.00 × 3.50 × 0.25 in