December 1, 2008

Screech Owl

Late this afternoon while taking my dogs outside I spotted an Eastern Screech-Owl sitting rather low in a tree near our house. I went inside as soon as I spotted it to get my camera and quickly made my way back outside. He was still perched in the tree and allowed close approach. I got lots of photos of him and he was very cooperative and even stuck around for my parents. The cold air and breezy conditions made my fingers numb while I was taking the pictures. I couldn't even feel them at all and I had a hard time using them after a while because the were so cold. This was a nice end to the rather boring day I had. When it got dark he eventually flew off looking for a new place to hunt. Hopefully he will stick around to nest next spring.

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