We went out today on the hunt for Owls. The day was sunny and unseasonably warm but very windy so most of what we were searching were hunkered down for the day. We did manage to find two, a Short Eared and a Eastern Screech.
Talk about tough to find...this Short Eared found refuge from the high winds on the side of a grass hill, tucked into the grass enclave.
This next one is the Eastern Screech Owl and is only 7-10 inches tall (17.8 - 25.4 cm). Another well camouflaged and hard to spot owl. He was sleeping in the sun waiting for it to go down before heading out for the night to hunt rodents.