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Eastern screech owl (red morph)

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This tiny owl is an educational bird. She is unreleasable because she can no longer fly after breaking a wing in a collision with a car.


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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

aahhhh... too cute ;)

alicelongmartin 7 years ago

He was saying "Excuse me, were you invited?"

KarenL 7 years ago

Thank you surekha, Nayeli & Sachin!

Nayeli 7 years ago

Pretty nice!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Wonderful Series..

KarenL 7 years ago

Not this time Antonio, but I have met this little girl before, about 2 years ago. That time I did handle her & I have some photos & an action shot of her regurgitating a pellet on my glove! Here is the spotting -

Gorgeous Karen,so cute,did you handle it?congrats and thanks for sharing

surekha 7 years ago

How adorable!! Great series and captures!

AshleyT 7 years ago

I actually just red a paper about the color variation in eastern screech owls. Red is more common in the south (about 80% of them are red) whereas in the north gray is more common since red sticks out big time during the snowy winter months. I've only seen two, and they were both gray. I hope I can see a red one and hope it's adorable as this one is! Great photos too, Karen :)

KarenL 7 years ago

Thank you all for your kind comments!
kd, these owls can be either red or gray morphs but I'm not sure which is the most common.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

she's winking at you ;) great capture!

RiekoS 7 years ago

Very nice series. First one is adorable.

ShannaB 7 years ago

Aww, she's adorable.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Beautiful series Karen!

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Incredible colour & that first image with the wink is wonderful. Is the red morph a regularly seen colour?

Look how well camouflaged she is and you caught her winking at you.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Mar 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 4, 2014

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