This morning on my walk along the river I found this nice little Christmas present. The last two years I have been fortunate to find a brood of these Eastern Screech-Owls in this area, but I haven't been able to find one outside of that. My lack of success in locating one of these birds isn't for the lack of trying. Every walk I look at the broken tree tops and check out cavities without ever finding an owl. This morning it paid off though. Sitting on a broken tree top that I have looked at a number of times was this little guy soaking up the morning sun.