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About 8 inches long, this little bird looks much like a miniature Great Horned Owl. Even though it is called a Screech Owl, it makes no screeching noise.
Forest, woodland area.
A release from the Sonoma County Wildlife rescue center. I love these little guys because each one I have handled has a ferociously small personality. You watch in laughter as they try, with lion hearts, to shred your hand apart with their little talons and beak but do no damage at all! :) Unfortunately messed up the ISO.
Spotted on Dec 10, 2012
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012
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That's too bad birdlady. i wish i heard one in my area... ever ;p where do you live? and thank you Dixie :)
I liked your notes, and pics (of course).
I love these little owls. I haven't heard or seen one in our area for years.:(
Thanks Forest, yes they most certainly do!
They may not screech but they do make interesting noises!
If anyone wants a listen:
haha thanks guys :) yeah I think you can't be very far off Braulio ;p
Nice! I´m imagining the Owl saying: What are you doing? Where am I?
Interesting series! very cute
thank you Annvan :)
Great series! Lovely moment... And what a wild, feisty creature - those eyes say it all!!
Yes, yes, and yes haha. Thanks for the appreciation Christy! :)
Adorable!! Best feeling in the world to release a bird! Remove the gloves and damage is definitely a possibility, unless you know how to handle your raptors!! They do have the heart of a great-horned!! ;-) Great series, Joshua!!
Thanku Leighanimal! :)
A-dorable! Love it :)