Our occasional visiting screech owl returned for a day this week. The sky was a gorgeous blue, air crisp, and the wind, very cold. Hootie sat away from the edge of the hole in our apple tree most of the day, apparently napping the day away.
The only times he seemed to move were to duck further into the hole when chickadees and blue jays harassed him.
He was still in residence as the sun was setting about 5:45 PM. If you look closely, you can see him in his perch.