I saw first saw this fabulous red phase Eastern Screech-owl on the 9th Line of Selwyn at about 8:30 this morning, March 11. I was bringing home hay and went by it three times over the course of two and a half hours. It was still there and cute as a button. The owl was quite compact initially but seemed to stand taller the longer I stayed, so I got on my way and let it return to its nap. I went back and got this photograph at 3:00 pm. What a treat!

Kathy McCue, Curve Lake

Eastern Screech-owl – red phase – 9th Line of Selwyn Twsp – March 11, 2017, Kathy McCue

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.