I found an Eastern Screech Owl on Robinson Road in Ennismore Friday (Nov. 25) night. He appeared to be stunned and unable to get off the road. It actually looked like a piece of garbage in the road but a slight look of feathers caught my eye as I drove by, so I turned around and looked again. Being dark, I could not tell what it was other than some type of bird. I had to wait for several cars to pass before I could run out and get him and 3 of those vehicles drove directly over him! I put him in a cat carrier I just happened to have in my truck and brought him to my sister’s house. We checked him over and he seemed fine – both feet worked and his wings were good. He was released behind her house on Cedarvale (very close to where he was found, but safer). It was a great feeling and an awesome sight to see him fly off into the night! I have attached a photo we took before we released him/her Beautiful little bird!!

Location: Robinson Road (Cty Rd 16), Ennismore
Observer: Kim Mitchell

Categories: Sightings

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.