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eastern screech owls

As this video explains, screech owls are nearly impossible to see due to their amazing camouflage. In fact, I had never found one before today – I had luck on the east side of Providence – two Eastern Screech Owls napping in their homes:

© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd

© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2012 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

I also got a glimpse of the elusive Great Horned Owl before it silently flew out of sight:

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4 Comments

  1. Dan
    Posted 01.02.12 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Great photos, Peter–were the Screech Owls in the same woods as the Great Horned Owl?

    • Peter Green
      Posted 01.03.12 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Dan, I appreciate it. The little owls are a safe distance from the big guy – not in the same woods, no. Happy New Year!

  2. Camille Guigliano
    Posted 01.12.12 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Talk about a great example of blending into the background!! Beautiful pictures!!

    • Peter Green
      Posted 01.12.12 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Camille

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