December 6: Back in Florida. My sister-in-law called this morning to say there was an owl in her yard here in Boynton Beach, so naturally I said I’d be right over. Turns out there was not just one owl, but a pair of Eastern Screech-Owls roosting quietly in plain view less than fifteen feet up in the shade of an areca palm tree.
Eastern Screech-Owls are common in Florida, but not often noticed. If you sometimes feel like you are being watched, look around – you may well lock eyes with an owl. A few years ago I found one sitting on my mail box at dusk as I was pulling into the driveway.