…now old…and rusty…still strong

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Cutest owl ever!

Northern saw-whet owl banded in Brookings, SD at the Dakota Nature Parksaw-whet-3-1-of-1

Late at night in the breeding season, males give a rhythmic tooting song that may go on for hours with scarcely a break. The bird was named for this song, which reminded settlers of the sound of a whetstone sharpening a saw.