A baby owl was spotted near Rainbow Lakes in Nederland, Colorado just south of Boulder.
The owlet was identified as a Northern Saw-whet Owl.
Boulder County Sheriff's Deputy Sophie Berman had a brief stare down with an owlet in the middle of the road. The encounter included a bit of head twisting on both sides along with a bit of communication, the owl flew safely away.
The photo below of six Northern Saw-whet Owl chicks was taken by Nick Saunders and found on Flicker.