Eastern Screech-Owl, red morph in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 16, 2022

While out doing some everyday birding I stumbled across a red morph Eastern Screech-Owl. What a surprise to be walking slowly through some woods and to look up and see this bird up in a tree right in front of you but only the back of it at first. Backing off and circling around to the front of this bird at a distance it gave a couple of hard to get quick photos before leaving the area quietly. Nice to see a Screech Owl out a tree cavity for a change. This owl would have been so easy to miss but I just happened to look up at the right time. First sighting this fall-winter of a screech-owl for me. This bird has not been reported that I know of. A cloudy day with low winds. Images were taken on November 16, 2022.

When I first saw this owl up in the tree…

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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.

8 Responses to Eastern Screech-Owl, red morph in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 16, 2022

  1. Karen Johnson says:

    Fantastic photos!

  2. Dennis Kuecherer says:

    Outstanding. Great photos

  3. Michael and Kathi Rock says:

    So cute Jim! Congrats!! We are still waiting for our owl to return to our box.

  4. Laura Wentz says:

    Beautiful photos. I love the details, especially the little drops of water. Thank you for sharing them.

  5. Gerald Haiar says:

    Wonderful little owls !

  6. Gerald Haiar says:

    These little fellows are always a delight to find !!

  7. ANDREW J BURISH says:

    Very nice! I hear one from time to time but seldom see it. Keep up the good work!

  8. John Rock says:

    Amazing photo thankyou for the gift!

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