Eastern Screech-owl (Megascops asio) juvenile
Manhattan KS (Riley County
July 1, 2006

There are some advantages to having a birdbath with a dripper during a hot Kansas summer. I glanced out the window and saw an adult Eastern Screech-owl and two juveniles sitting in the birdbath. By the time I got the camera unlimbered and set for a high ASA (it was 8:20 PM), only one owl was left. But that one proved to be fairly cooperative!