While outside this morning I heard a small group of agatated Black-capped Chickadee around a cavity in our front yard maple. As I checked out the mob scene I finally saw the reason, a gray morph Eastern Screech-Owl was in the cavity. The chickadees continued to mob the owl and a White-breasted Nuthatch and a downy woodpecker jion in too. After a while the birds appearred to lose interest and carried on feeding at my nearby feeders. The screech-owl stayed all day and finally departed at dusk.
A roosting Eastern Screech-Owl in my front yard in Carp.
As the morning warmed up the screech-owl came out of the cavity to sun bath.
Towards dusk it was finally alert and open its eyes.
Just before leaving for the night it started looking around the area.