Northern Saw-whet Owl. I have been fortunate to see many of these beautiful birds....but this open sunlit view was a rare opportunity. Please note, no branches were removed, damaged or brushed aside to create this opportunity. Every effort was made to avoid disturbing the bird. Unbelievably....birders and photographers can co-exist peacefully (even within the same individual). Unethical, Immoral or Selfish people are the only problem with either pursuit.