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