Western Screech-Owl
Strigidae Megascops kennicottii

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Mom on the left and one owlet on the right
June 29  2014

June 29  2014

June 29  2014

Mom and Owlet
June 29  2014
mom and

Mom Owl


Female Adult center, one owlet on left and one one right.  
There were a  total of three Owlets, one not showing in this photo

June 29  2014

Photo of the three Owlets
 by Isabella Pulley

June   2014

on lawn chair

Western Screech Owl in a Flicker nest box

Western Screech-Owl
Western Screech-Owl

Western Screech-Owl

Sleeping Western Screech Owl

Captive Western Screech Owl

Photo Details - İNicky Davis

Seven photos of Three Owlets  with Mom photos on June 29, 2014 - Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah
These were perched in the next door neighbors' tree.
I don't know if this is the same owl that has been  using the Flicker nest box  in one of our trees

February 19, 2009, perched on a lawn chair just after sunset. Draper, Utah
February 19, 2009, perched on a lawn chair just after sunset. Draper, Utah

January 2, 2009 - Draper, Utah - In the nest box we put out for the Northern Flickers. 
November 12, 2013, temperature a little warm for it today so it peeked its head out during the day. Draper Flicker nest box.

5.,  6.,7. May 26, 2005 - Weber County, Utah - İNicky Davis
8.  May 7, 2005 - Weber County, Utah - İMort Somer
9, Captive Bird courtesy Tracy Aviary - March 2002  - Gunnison Bend Reservoir, Millard County, Utah

The Owl shown  #8, 9, 10 and 16 photos has been coming to this Flicker  nest box for the winter for  six years as of October 2014

It came to the nest October 23 2009 and left February 15 2010, back February 22nd then left again the next week.

It came back to the nest box October 9, 2010 and left 21 February 2011

It came back to the nest box December 7,  2011 and left February 23,  2012

It came back to the nest  box October 3, 2012 and left October 17, came back  November 5 2012.  He then left again February 27,  2013

It came back to the nest box October 5, 2013 and left February 2014

It came back to the nest box October 29, 2014.

L 8.5"   Wingspan 20".  Dark bill - ear tufts, large feet - gray body with heavy streaking and light barring - gold eyes

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