Northern Pygmy Owl in the Morrison Creek headwaters area.  Photo by K Clouston

Northern Pygmy Owl in the Morrison Creek headwaters area. Photo by K Clouston

These are fierce little birds that will go after other birds their own size or bigger.  We interrupted this one while dining on a robin or towhee in the woods in the headwaters area.  This is another blue-listed species that is present in the Morrison Creek watershed.