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Blane Klemek: The northern saw-whet owl is one of Minnesota’s smallest

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I remember very well the first time I heard the call, or song if you will, of one of Minnesota’s smallest owls: the northern saw-whet owl. The call of this diminutive bird of prey is unmistakable. So unlike that of other owls, its call is often described as a long series of monotonous tooting whistles repeated as much as 100-130 times per minute. “Poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo . . .” And on and on and on it goes.

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