Screech Owls

Screech Owls are amazing little birds. They are about the size of an orange. They nest in tree cavities and I recently learned of a nest site not too far from me. I spent the evening over there yesterday. Unfortunately 2 of the babies fledged yesterday and were just sitting in the treetops not giving me much to work with for pictures. Also, about 15 minutes before I arrived one of the babies exited the hole and climbed up the tree. I spent about 3 hour watching them do absolutely nothing. The babies barely moved. Mom did one flight later in the evening. Dad did nothing until dark when he decided he had enough of us and started dive bombing us. After that it was time to call it a night. I was really disappointed not to get better pics of the babies, but maybe next year.

Eastern Screech Owl Baby (1)
Eastern Screech Owl Baby (1)
Mommy Screech Owl
Mommy Screech Owl
Eastern Screech Owl Baby (2)
Eastern Screech Owl Baby (2)
Daddy Screech Owl (1)
Daddy Screech Owl (1)
Daddy Screech Owl (2)
Daddy Screech Owl (2)
Daddy Screech Owl (3)
Daddy Screech Owl (3)

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