Or is it hoo-hoo? Or maybe trilllll and whinny in the early morning hours?
No, it’s relief on my part, so it’s a big yay!
An Eastern Screech-Owl, Megascops asio, snoozes in the box early this morning.
This owl watching season has been an odd one, with this enigmatic bird more than discreet than usual. I’ve only heard screech song three times this winter, and until this morning, hadn’t a single glimpse of the shy little raptors. But here she is! Is she exhibiting her nesting behaviors, perhaps? I certainly hope so!
Update: the nest box camera position didn’t capture any part of her owl body as she was hanging out this morning and she didn’t snuggle in for her daytime rest until I published, but here she is, boxed in for the day.