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A couple of winters ago, I had the opportunity to join The Principia College on their annual Christmas Bird Count around the Mississippi River area. After checking eBird, we found records of this Red-Adult Eastern Screech-Owl perched in a tree Cavity along the River. We drove down the river road and as expected, there he was perched in the tree cavity. It was a little difficult to find an opening between the thick honeysuckle beaches, but I managed to find a nice bush with some red berries to fill the open space and make a nice composition.