This thread is in reply to a blog post by Maridell entitled "Eastern Screech Owl is still around".
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Nov 28, 2011 5:47 PM CST
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Name: Magga
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What a wonderful bird to have in your yard. I´m glad the owl came back and I hope he stays. Do you know what kind it is?
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Nov 28, 2011 7:01 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Hi Magga, glad you enjoyed the photos. We believe he is an Eastern Screech Owl. We don't see owls in town here so I am very excited to have him around. Not sure if he actually lives in our tree or if he has a nest nearby. Maridell
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Nov 28, 2011 9:15 PM CST
Name: Sharon
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AWESOME!!!!
Lucky you! He's so beautiful.
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Nov 28, 2011 9:46 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Hi Sharon, He looks so vulnerable with his eyes closed, wonder if he knew we were admiring him...
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Nov 28, 2011 9:58 PM CST
Name: Sharon
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Probably. He just didn't want you to think he was admiring you right back.
Owls are like that. Shy Big Grin
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Nov 29, 2011 12:45 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Maridell! Owls are the very coolest. so happy he's there. sharing the joy with you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Nov 29, 2011 2:43 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Here is a photo we took of "him" back in 2009 after we scared him out of our evergreen.

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Nov 29, 2011 3:31 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Pretty. I especially love the Screech Owls. We used to have one who came at night & took a bath in our bird bath. That was a new one for us.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Nov 29, 2011 4:12 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Big Grin I've never seen an owl take a bath, cool!
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Nov 29, 2011 5:12 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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We just happened to notice one night when we are on the back porch. Course it was NIGHT --- how much can you see? BUT --- a few years prior I had given the dh a night scope for Xmas sooooo we were able to see him quite well using that. What was really cool too was that we could hear him/her??? screeching which sounds a lot like someone trying to do scary sounds for Halloween -- not really a screech.

Well, here:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/g...

it's the second sound you hear on there --- soooo funny! Like a bad imitation of a witch sound. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Nov 30, 2011 10:11 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Thanks for sharing the audio! Yep bad witch or even a horse impression Hilarious!
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Nov 30, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Hilarious! I tip my hat to you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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