We are watching you

Four young Screech Owls two of witch are hiding

Eastern Screech Owlet

I built this box for some Screech owls. they came and raised some owlets. this is one of the owlets

Eastern Screech-Owl Parent Sleeping on Window Ledge

Our urban, backyard nest box yielded an animated brood of Eastern Screech-Owls. Once the owlets were big enough to climb up and peek out of the nest box opening and take up most of the room in the box, the parents started spending their afternoons dozing in trees etc. nearby. One day we discovered the female snoozing on our window ledge about 10 feet from the tree with the nest box in it – close enough to keep an eye on the nest but far enough away for some peace and quiet!

Eastern Screech-Owlet in Maple Tree

We had three Eastern Screech-Owlets fledge from our backyard nest box. Two or three days later we heard a group of smaller birds mobbing a maple tree a few yards over. Sure enough, the owl family was hiding out there and the smaller birds were letting everyone know. The owlets were very curious and cute checking us out at the base of the tree.

I See You

While visiting ” The Biggest Week in American Birding” I fell in love with this little Owlet That was watching me from his nest box in Maumee Bay State Park.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology