Hours have passed; it is now dark dark and the wolverine (see previous post) has moved on. Rodents in the area are still not safe as a Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) sits in a dead spruce tree – death from above.

The Boreal Owl, which generally remains in the north throughout winter, is cute and would be a fine subject for a future post.

Click on image for full-size view.

A Boreal Owl sits in a dead spruce tree listening for the movement of small rodents beneath the snow,

Silent Night