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Eastern Screech Owl

Megascops asio


A small owl that is streaked all over. This is the red phase, and this is the momma. Here is daddy:


In a residential neighborhood with lots of oak and pine trees. A friend told me he had a red and gray owl couple nesting in his yard, so I went to see them and they cooperated nicely for me :)

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Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

amazing series Ashley i really love it

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Splendid captures :)

AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks Bill! I actually rarely hear them, and only see them when others tell me where they are. Maybe one day I'll find one on my own :)

beaker98 9 years ago

Great photos Ashley! I hear screech owls all the time while out-and-about (usually at dusk), but have never had the pleasure of spotting one in the wild. I'm jealous:)

AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks Kate, Cody, Antonio, and Troy!

TroyHollon 9 years ago

Beautiful bird and photos

Very cool Ashley,beautiful series,second photo is awesome,those eyes are just to much :-) congrats and thanks for sharing

Cody.conway 9 years ago

loving the red phase!

KateBraun 9 years ago

Great pics!

AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks Caleb, Marirs, and Tosh! She was my first red screech owl and it was super exciting :)

marirs 9 years ago

fantastic series!!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

fantastic spotting ashley, good work!

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Houston, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2014
Submitted on May 16, 2014

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