Eastern Screech-Owl in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 9, 2016

An Eastern Screech-Owl, a red morph giving great views this afternoon in Milwaukee County Wisconsin. What a beautiful owl! Always amazes me how they blend in with the habitat you see them in, but that is one reason they can survive. Images were taken on April 9, 2016.


Eastern Screech-Owl

Binomial name: Otus asio

Category: Typical Owls

Size: 8.5” long, 20” wing span

Weight: 6 oz







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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-Owl in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 9, 2016

  1. Kathi and Michael Rock says:

    beautiful photos Jim. Our Screech Owl has been gone for over a month now—we really miss him. Love these photos!!

  2. Annie says:

    Nice fella. Blends real well. Did not find our grey phased in the nest box today either. Thanks Jim.

  3. Gerald Haiar says:

    Yes they do blend in! I have had little success finding them on my own birding trips save for one looking out the hole of a wood duck nest box in October.

  4. Laura Wentz says:

    Their eyes are so big compared to their bodies. Lol. I love the picture showing it from further away, you can really tell how effective their camouflage is. Thanks for sharing Jim.

  5. Nan Wisherd says:

    Beautiful photos, Jim! The owl certainly chose its tree cavity “wisely.”

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