A House Sparrow scolding an Owl sitting on a chimney near our hotel in Olympia. As far as we can tell, it appears to be a Little Owl, which, oddly enough gets its scientific name, Athene noctua, from Athena. This owl is one of the ancient symbol of Athena, perhaps because she was the Goddess of Wisdom (among other things).

Aperture: f/3.5 Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Focal Length: 72 mm Flash Mode: No Flash Date Taken: May 20, 2008 at 12:11 PM