Eastern Screech Owls, 4 in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on December 17-18, 2018

While out birding the last couple of days I have come across 4 Eastern Screech Owls. These beautiful owls were all found in deciduous trees with the natural cavities facing to the south or southwest. It appeared they were all out in the cavity opening soaking up the warm sun with the nice warm December weather we are having. The 1st image is the Eastern Screech Owl, grey morph that has been seen almost regularly,  but not always at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee. The other 3 were also taken in Milwaukee County.

Eastern Screech Owl, grey morph #1 with blood on the bill from a recent meal at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Eastern Screech Owl, red morph #2

Eastern Screech Owl, red morph #3

Eastern Screech Owl, red morph #4

Eastern Screech Owl, red morph #4

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

5 Responses to Eastern Screech Owls, 4 in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on December 17-18, 2018

  1. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    What wonderful images Jim. No Screech Owls here yet at our house, so this photos mean a lot. Thank you!!!

  2. Dennis Frederick Lenzendorf says:

    Thanks for posting the photos of the screech owls

  3. Gerald Haiar says:

    Love these screech owl pictures. Thanks Jim !

  4. Thomas Wood says:

    Four Screech Owls in a couple of days is very impressive, Jim. I feel lucky if I see one all year! Great images of all four, and thanks again for sharing your photos.

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