An Eastern Screech Owl (Red Morph) in Burlington, Ontario



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An Eastern Screech Owl (Red Morph) in Burlington, Ontario

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Bob and I had heard that, at a particular cemetery in Burlington, Ontario, there are no less than three Eastern Screech Owls (megascops asio) that inhabit nest holes in a couple of different trees.  On the morning of our most recent visit, we did find one of the Red Morph Screech Owls, but when directed to a second tree that a pair of Screech Owls calls home, the cavity showed no sign of its occupants.  It wasn’t until much later in the afternoon that I spotted this Red Morph when it poked its head out of the dark hollow for a peak at the world. Read more

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Eastern Screech Owl: A Master of Disguise In Burlington, Ontario



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Eastern Screech Owl: A Master of Disguise In Burlington, Ontario

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Bob and I could not believe our good fortune when we found a second Eastern Screech Owl on the same visit to Burlington, Ontario.  This Eastern Screech Owl Grey Morph is quite different from the Red Morph Eastern Screech Owl we had just observed at a nearby Cemetery. Read more

Eastern Screech Owl Red Morph In Burlington’s Woodland Cemetery



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Eastern Screech Owl Red Morph In Burlington’s Woodland Cemetery

Eastern Screech Owl - Red Morph at Woodland Cemetery in Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Well, Bob and I can finally say that we have seen an Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio) in the wild, as opposed to one we visited at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre a couple of years ago.  It has taken us two years to finally see the Eastern Screech Owls at Woodland Cemetery in Burlington and not for lack of knowing where to look.  It was overcast one day last week when Bob and I again ventured west of Toronto in hopes of finding at least one of the known Screech Owls out of its nest hole.  Read more

Mountsberg Raptor Centre a world of hawks, owls, and eagles



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Mountsberg Raptor Centre a world of hawks, owls, and eagles

Bald Eagle landing at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre

Bob and I do not profess to be expert bird watchers, but when we sighted our first ever owl, a Northern Saw-Whet Owl, a fire was lit within us.  To learn more about raptors in general, we decided to take a drive out to Campbellville, to the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, in Ontario. Read more