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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 10 years ago

amazing series Ashley i really love it

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Splendid captures :)

AshleyT 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

Thanks Kate, Cody, Antonio, and Troy!

TroyHollon 10 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 10 years ago

loving the red phase!

KateBraun 10 years ago

Great pics!

AshleyT 10 years ago

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

marirs 10 years ago

fantastic series!!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 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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