What's Inside for 2011

Cover: Eastern Screech Owl

January: Merlin

February: Carolina Wrens

March: Little Blue Heron

April: Common Grackle

May: Piping Plover

June: Red-bellied Woodpecker

July: Cedar Waxwing

August: Pectoral Sandpiper & Semipalmated Sandpiper

September: Snowy Egret &
Double-crested Cormorant

October: Black-throated Blue Warbler

November: Bufflehead

December: Eastern Screech Owl

Back Cover: All


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December 2011, Eastern Screech Owl

December 2011: Eastern Screech Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

The wood moved again, blinked even. It was an owl, an Eastern Screech Owl! Not such a rare bird in the east, but who ever sees them? How often do you see any wild owl? These wonderful and the littlest of the eared owls come in two color morphs, a bright rusty red and the grey phase of this bird. He or she (anybody’s guess) is about 8" tall.