Saw-Whet Owl [Aegolius Acadicus]
This little beauty was hit by a car in 2008 and came to the Museum after two years as a VINS education bird. In the accident, Diana lost an eye and with it, her depth perception. Very old for a saw-whet, she has developed a cataract in her remaining eye but still gets around her enclosure and finds her food without any apparent trouble.
Saw-whets are unusual owls in several ways. For example: they regularly migrate, they are not usually faithful to a home territory and do not mate for life. The opposite is generally true of owls in all three cases!