an owl with ears of some sort.

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  1. pepper

    pepper Well-Known Member

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    it's an owl with ears. figured that's important since everything seems to be a short eared or long eared owl. not sure why it's can't just be a sleepy owl or a brown owl, but it's definitely an eared owl.
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  2. AlanLichty

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    I think you pegged it - sleepy owl :) I love how the colors blend right in to the aged wood.
     
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    This is so cool! I have no idea about the name, but I do know the name of this photo... sweet! :)
     
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    I think owls are all feather otherwise how could it squeak into that hole? Great image.
     
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    I am pretty sure that is a screech owl, Pepper. You have done an excellent job of capturing him or her. Isn't it amazing how well they blend into the environment. If he was in a tree instead of a nesting box he would be almost impossible to see.
     
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  6. pepper

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    thanks alan. it did manage to blend into the wood, that's actually how i spotted it. i know there's supposed to be a black hole somewhere on the side of that box.

    thanks jim. i've named it bob.

    thanks ben. you're right, how do they fit? they're a bit like winged cats in that regard.

    thanks douglas. you've saved me from having to find that old copy of sibley's that i have somewhere in the house. if he were in the tree i would have missed him completely, their ability to blend in to wood is pretty sweet.
     
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    Wonderful capture Pepper.
     
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    Looks like a Koala Bear!
     
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