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Eastern Screech-owl
Megascops asio

Featured image credit: “File:Eastern Screech Owl.jpg” by Wolfgang Wander is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

To hear songs, learn identification information, migratory patterns, and some fun facts, check out the Eastern Screech-Owl page offered by one of my favorite resources: the Cornell Lab of Ornithology »

I had heard the Eastern Screech-owl many times in my life (although not here at Middle Way) but I had never seen one. I finally got a glimpse of one when in the evening at dark, it slammed into a window (which I did have bird reflectors on). I was HEARTBROKEN! However it seemed to have eventually flown off, and I hope it survived. It was the worst feeling. What I did learn about them is how small they are. I’ve included the photo below to show you. I think an apt size comparison that I’ve read is definitely “no bigger than a pint glass”

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