Quite a surprise this morning in my Yard.
Upon opening the shades, a Western Screech-Owl
was looking at me from barely 10 feet away.
It is perched atop the vacant Robin/Mourning Dove nest
which rests above a security light outside my daughter's room.
At first I thought my husband placed it there as it looked fake,
so perfectly positioned.
Now it is sleeping with its eyes closed, so very real.
A recent leg injury has kept me indoors, with limited birding.
Ahhh, what a fine gift has come my way over tea this morning.
I live in the SW Caughlin Ranch area of Reno NV.