The Northern Hawk owl is an owl that is mobile during the day, and has adjusted to the light-filled nights of the north. It has been estimated that there are about 50 northern hawk owl’s nests in Kuusamo. The nests are usually in tree holes or in a black woodpecker’s or crow’s old nest. The younglings leave the nest early, when they are not yet able to fly. They climb up the trees and rely on their protective coloring by staying completely still.