Eastern screech owl, Otus asio
Wellsville, New York
Another look at one of Mark Baker's raptors, part of his Eagle Dreams animal-rescue menagerie. I'd just finished asking Mark if the screech owl ever came out of its tree-trunk hiding place. Apparently Mark understood what I didn't say and immediately went and placed this guy on top of the stump. I was embarrassed and sorry to have disturbed the bird. But I took the shot (and several more) anyway.