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Eastern Screech Owl

Megascops asio

Description:

He is in his grey phase. Small owl, Pint size, with ear tuffs. make a soft whirring call. This one is roosting in a Flicker box.

Habitat:

Mixed woodlands, deciduous forests, parklands, wooded suburban areas, riparian woods along streams and wetlands, mature orchards, and woodlands near marshes, meadows, and fields

Notes:

We have a Great Horned Owl in the area and this small Flicker box seems to give him comfort. He has used the box for the past two winters.

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5 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks Karen, Maria, Christy and Noel. I do miss this little guy during the summer. It moved into the flicker box after a squirrel widened the entrance hole. The flicker never took to living in the box, but checked it out every year when it was newer. Nature is such fun :)

NoelSal
NoelSal 8 years ago

wow i never imagine a owl in a flicker box

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Wonderful capture!! He or she is adorable! ;-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely spot!

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 8, 2012

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