Date: 6/28/18 10:15 am
From: Gary Roberts <sgricr76...>
Subject: [texbirds] Red Phase E. Screech Owl??
Last night, while watching TV, a large bird flew into the patio glass door. It fell to the patio and I went to see if I could revive it--or keep it for a specimen for someone's lab. When I tried to pick it up, it revived and flew away.  It was a Red Phase Eastern Screech Owl!
In all the years of birding, leading tours at Bentsen Rio Grande for ten years and living here in Texas, I had never seen anything but Grey Phase E. Screech Owls. 
Is this a rare sighting only for me, or are they common?
Never Before,
S. Gary & "Gene" RobertsAustin, Texas
 
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