15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
So much wind

Over three days I was luck enough to be able to watch this Eastern Screech owl in a low roost. I spent about 25 hours over those three days mostly looking at an empty hole. On this day there was a Cold Front moving through the area, and we were getting strong wind gusts. Every time one of these gusts would come through the little owl would get incredibly worried, and start looking around for predators. Often times it would jump back into it's hole and not come out for hours afterwards.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Columbus , Ohio, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Christopher Brinkman
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