Eastern Screech Owl in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on March 5, 2021

On a fairly well traveled street in Milwaukee County sits an Eastern Screech Owl, gray morph perched in a tree. Seemed like no worries in the world for this beauty that appeared to be sleeping while I was there. A nice spring day with the sun, but temps were still a little on the cool side. Images were taken on March 5, 2021

The Eastern Screech Owl from a distance….

A closeup…

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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.

3 Responses to Eastern Screech Owl in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on March 5, 2021

  1. Gerald Haiar says:

    Nice. You sure know how to find owls !

  2. Elaine Swanson says:

    Beautiful contrast between the rough texture of the tree and the delicate feathers. Just precious to see how that little bird sleeps in the cradle of the tree. One can imagine both tree and bird feeling equal satisfaction. Thank you for capturing that peaceful scene, Jim!

  3. The best listening opportunities for eastern screech owls are in wooded areas at night — though their name is deceiving, Bloem said. “Screech owls don’t screech,” she said. “Everybody assumes juvenile great horned owls doing their obnoxious begging calls are screech owls because those screech. But screech owls do a soft whinny, and they also do a trill.”

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