Small owl hidden in the forest.
Heard "bouncing ball" call just at dawn near open window at home; heard bird morning before predawn as well. Frequently heard in neighborhood and 1nesting event using nest box in neighbors ironwood tree 3 years ago. No visual.
Seen during owl walk after dark - too dark for photo
Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes, constituting 200 extant bird of prey species. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions (e.g., the Northern Hawk Owl). Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Owls are characterized by their small beaks and wide...