Mother Screech Owl with Fledgling

South Miami, Florida

Screech Owls

This picture was taken in our backyard. For about five years we had a pair of screech owls (Megascops asio) use our nest box to raise their families, usually two chicks. It was amazing to see the parents return from a hunting trip several times each night with dinner. The male was just a little smaller and rufous (reddish) in color. In late April the first fluffy head of a chick would appear in the entrance hole. Then in early May they would fledge and the parents would guide them into the our avocado tree, where this image was captured. A few days later they would all be gone.

Photographic details: Canon EOS 20D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 120mm. Flash was used. Camera was on f/14 (aperture priority, no exposure compensation) for 1/160 sec at ISO 1600.

For more information, check out the following blog posts:
Our Screech Owl Image – The Rest Of The Story

Print details: maximum size Medium Printed Estimated
  Fine Art Paper 15" x 11" 17" x 121/2"
  Canvas 14" x 11" 221/2" x 161/2"

Currently In Stock

Although we can print to your specifications any size up to the above limits to the nearest 1/16" with any mat and moulding combinations, the below prints are available immediately:

Print Number   Description Price (includes sales tax & shipping)
#3 Matted Screech Owls 3 matted 15"x11" print, black inside 'York' (tan) mats (outside 20"x16") $107
#4 Framed Screech Owls 4 framed 15"x11", brown inside ivory mats, 2" 'Mocha Walnut' frame (outside 241/2"x201/2") $212