Western Screech Owl - Megascops kennicottii

Length 8.3-9.4 in (21.0-24.0 cm)
Weight M: 4.6-7.4 oz (131-210 g), F: 5.5-8.8 oz (157-250 g)
Clutch Size 3-7
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Western Screech Owl is a small owl that is found in west North America. They nest in tree or cactus cavities that are have usually been excavated by woodpeckers.

A friend who lives in Walnut Creek, has a bird box in their back year where they have set up a video camera inside the box. They have gotten great videos of the owlets. Most of the pictures below are from their house.

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