Screech owl - This was taken at a friend house in Florida. The tree that this cavity burrow is in is only 2ft from his sidewalk leading to his front door. Nature has provided this species with some excellent camouflage and they know how to use it. While she was perched at the entrance of the burrow I watch this female fluff her feathers so that they extended beyond the edge of the tree's bark. Then she move backwards so her feathers fanned outward, filling in most of the gaps between her and the tree and allowing her to blend in. it was amazing to watch. This was taken with a Canon 7D mK2 500mm + 1.4x 1/80 f8 iso 800.
500mm7D mk2Screech owlcanonkleinfelderphotographywildlife photgraphywilliam Kleinfelderwww.wklein.smugmug.com