Brown-phase screech owl in the wood duck box! (borrowed photo)
Well, the spring migration is on! And not just ducks and songbirds. A local duck hunter, who maintains a few dozen wood duck boxes on the eastern shore of Maryland, was cleaning out the wood duck boxes and found these fellas. Both gray and brown phase too!
I have heard of all kinds of critters using wood duck boxes...but screech owls? Seriously?
And if you are cleaning out debris to enhance nesting for one migratory bird, and you inadvertantly disturb a protected migratory bird, I mean.....?....
Anyway, check 'em out! Cool little guys.