A quick stop on Christmas Eve to check on this little one.
This eastern screech owl has itself a nice tree cavity to call home. During the day, it sits in the opening, enjoying the warmth of the sun.
There rarely is much action to be seen though as it pretty much just sleeps. In fact, watching it is about as exciting as watching paint dry. 😀 Despite that, it is fun to see something that few others do.
These little guys are quite common but they are very adept at staying hidden. You can see how well camouflaged they are blending in with the tree. When I first learned about this particular owl a few years ago, I circled the tree five times and couldn’t spot it. Thankfully a passerby pointed it out to me.