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Eastern Screech Owl (grey morph)

Megascops asio


Home for the winter. This little screech owl has used this flicker box for the past two winters. We have a Great Horned Owl in the area and this small flicker box seems to give it comfort. It is in the grey phase. Small owl, pint size, with ear tuffs. make a soft whirring call.


Riparian meadow just outside the garden.


Last April, before it left, it came out of the box and posed for a few photos. PN:

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 12, 2012
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012

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