National Geographic : 1935 Feb
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE National Geographic Society A BROWN-EYED WESTERNER ENTERTAINS WINTER VISITORS FROM TIIE NORTH Lazy sleepyhead is the saw-whet owl, clutching a rodent. It often places its nest in an old woodpecker hole or tree hollow. At night its rasping cry sounds like a saw being filed. Eskimos call Richardson's owl (right) " the blind one," since it may often be caught by hand in daylight. Its musical cry is like water dripping from heights. Good mousers, both birds inhabit northern North America. At the moment they are guests of the little-known flammulated screech owl (bottom), whose home is in mountain regions of the West.