Northern Hawk Owl
This owl is diurnal and is often found perching on treetops or posts that are uncovered.
The female often selects the nesting site, which is often cavities in tree trunks, abandoned woodpecker holes, and sometimes will use nests made of sticks from other birds. The female lays eggs in April and May. Usually between 5 and 13 eggs are laid and incubated by the female.
This owl inhabits Eurasia in Norway, Sweden and Finland, throughout Siberia extending east to North China. They also inhabit Central Asia and North America from eastern Alaska and in most of Canada. They live within boreal coniferous forests in lowlands (the area at the base of the mountain that is often lower in elevation) or mountains. They hunt mainly small mammals like voles, and also frogs and fish and sometimes fast-flying songbirds.